News and Notes 46 December 12

This issue includes a podcast series on arthritis and employment, quick poll on holiday eating habits, CDC webcast presents “Where in Health is Disability?”, Tamar Heller receives AUCD International Service Award, webinar on setting up and operating a voucher transportation system, Foster Independence, Participation and Healthy Aging through Technology public workshop. 

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Resource Highlight: 

ENACT Podcast 7 - Arthritis and Employment
The NIDRR-funded Center for Enhancing Activity and Participation Among Persons with Arthritis (H133B100003) presents Arthritis and Employment Part 1: Resources for Employed People with Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions, the latest episode in its podcast series. In the first of a 2-part series on arthritis and employment, Saralynn Allaire, ScD, expert on arthritis and disability and ENACT’s Associate Director, discusses resources that can be helpful to working people with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.

News items: 

Tamar Heller Receives AUCD International Service Award
Tamar Heller, PhD, principal investigator for the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities Lifespan Health and Function (H133B080009) received the International Service Award from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities. This award recognizes outstanding contributions that further programs or policies designed to create more inclusive communities for people with disabilities and their families throughout the world. The award is given in recognition of professional and personal efforts in program areas that proactively support people with disabilities and their families at local, regional, or national levels in the host country.

Grantee event: 

Webinar: Setting up and Operating a Voucher Transportation System
The NIDRR-funded Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural) (H133B080023) at the University of Montana Rural Institute on Disabilities presents Setting Up and Operating a Voucher Transportation System, a webcast with Tom Seekins, PhD, Director of RTC:Rural, and Bob Olsgard, Transportation Coordinator for North Country Independent Living in Wisconsin. The webcast will take place December 18th, at 11am MST. Registration is free but required. The archived version will be available for future viewing as well. 

REMINDER: Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology
The Institute of Medicine/National Research Council Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence (ADI Forum), of which NIDRR is a member, presents a public workshop on Fostering Independence, Participation, and Healthy Aging Through Technology, December 19th, 8:30am EST, at the Keck Center of the National Academies in DC and via webcast.Registration for the webcast is free but required. In-person registration is closed. 

Elsewhere in the Community: 

CDC Grand Rounds "Where in Health is Disability?"
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosts a live webcast Public Health Grand Rounds session focusing on public health practices to include people with disabilities. The session titled "Where in Health is Disability?" will be webcast December 18th at 1pm EST. No registration is required. Questions can be emailed in advance to Follow the discussion on Twitter using #cdcgrandrounds.