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Innovative Resources for Independence (IRI)

112-40 Francis Lewis Blvd

Queens Village, NY 11429

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Description: Health and wellness are big business and a growing area of focus for people with disabilities. We know that the health status of people with I/DD and behavioral health needs should be and can be improved. Health and wellness require knowledge, skills, supports, and opportunities to enable the individual to move from surviving to thriving and fulfillment. This presentation will discuss the importance of combining strategies that target individual change with supportive environments and policies. We believe that everyone has the right to the best possible health status and quality of life. To achieve this goal means that people with I/DD and behavioral health needs must be supported to protect, preserve and improve their health and wellness in order to survive and thrive in their home and community. Building and sustaining a culture of health and wellness takes advocates, champions, educators, risk takers, role models, and leaders.

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  1. Acknowledging the critical role of health and wellness in quality of life, self-determination, crisis prevention, and life transitions

  2. Understanding the alignment of health and wellness values and outcomes with the medical home and integrated care

  3. Exploring how organizational culture can value and support health and wellness

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify core principles that support health and wellness for people with I/DD and behavioral health needs

  • Describe the role of health and wellness in person-centered collaborative care

  • Describe evidence-informed practices and related resources in health and wellness for people with I/DD and behavioral health needs

Participants can earn 2 NY Social Work CEs for viewing a training, participating in a post-viewing discussion facilitated by a member of the NY START team and completing a post-viewing evaluation.

For more information go to The Center for START Services website.

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