5112.0 Focus on Health Service Providers and Care Givers

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
Health service providers play an important role in supporting the health of persons with disabilities. Presenters of this session address issues pertaining to training and education to better serve persons with disabilities.
Session Objectives: Name at least one approach that helps health care professionals to better serve persons with disabilities.

10:48 AM
Are dental hygienists ready for patients with disabilities? Findings from a statewide survey on their training and comfort level in treating patients with disabilities
Kiyoshi Yamaki, PhD, Julie Ann Janssen, RDH, MA, CDHC, Sangeeta Wadhawan, BDS, MPH, Stacey Ballweg and Carla Cox, MPH, CHES
11:06 AM
Understanding the disability training experiences, desires and needs of health care providers in North Central Florida
Ellen Lopez, MPH, PhD, Vijay Vasudevan, MPH, Eva Egensteiner, Melissa Lanzone, MPH, Elena Andresen, PhD, Lisa Hannold and Staci Graff, MPA

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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