213210 LEND collaboration with public health programs

Monday, November 9, 2009: 3:10 PM

G. David Deere, MSW , Partners for Inclusive Communities, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, North Little Rock, AR
As a part of Title V, all LEND programs are expected to work with other Title V and other public health programs. These partnerships help to strengthen the public health programs, while providing a rich opportunity for service learning. This presentation will highlight some of the various ways LEND programs have found to collaborate with public health agencies and suggest ways to begin or strengthen partnerships with LEND programs in the participant's state or region. Children with special health care needs often have complex needs that are best served by interdisciplinary care. Many professional training programs do not emphasize interdisciplinary practice, resulting in clinicians who tend to work in isolation from other providers. LEND not only develops skills in trainees that are necessary for effective interdisciplinary practice, but also equips faculty members, who come from different pre-service training programs, to infuse the principles of interdisciplinary care into their curricula. This presentation will describe ways that faculty members have accomplished this infusion.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify sites with programs designed to improve the health outcomes for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 2. Discuss effective multidisciplinary training programs and innovative practice models. 3. Identify options for collaborating with local LEND programs. 4. Discuss how LEND training programs bridge the perspectives of clinicians and health care administrators, as well as those between clinicians of different disciplines.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as a LEND Training Director for eleven years and am the director of our state's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. I am also a member of the National Training Directors Council that includes all 38 LEND programs from across the nation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.