Disability Policy Summit 2013


Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 2:00am to 10:30am


Courtyard by Marriott, Ankeny, Iowa
This free, one-day event is open to the public.
The Iowa General Assembly has authorized and funded the Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council to conduct a Summit to develop a state agenda and provide policy recommendations regarding the prevention of disabilities and their secondary conditions. The day-long Summit will bring together representatives from government, the public and private sectors and consumers to identify priority needs in Iowa and offer consensus policy recommendations.
Key topics at the Summit will include:
Presentation:  Building Inclusive, Accessible Communities that Foster Independence and Access to Healthcare - Presented by Thomas Seekins, Ph.D., Director, Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of Montana

Presentation:  Supporting Children and Families to Optimize Child Health and Development - Presented by Jennifer McWilliams, M.D., Director of Clinical Services, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Presentation: Preventing Injuries that Result in Disability - Presented by Marizen Ramirez, Ph.D., Associate Director, University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, College of Public Health, University of Iowa


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