Hosted by The Arc of Pennsylvania.
You won’t want to miss The Arc of PA’s conference promoting health equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have long been experiencing health disparities. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, came worsened health outcomes for people with IDD. It also brought about much needed attention and funds to research the emerging health disparities. The Arc of Pennsylvania was provided funds through the Pennsylvania Department of Health to do just that, and the results of the three-year long project are what prompted this summit. Years of previous research on this topic was further reinforced by the findings from the Arc of PA’s Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among People with Disabilities. Consequently, the need for a conference dedicated exclusively to addressing health equity for people with IDD became apparent.
This conference seeks to dive deeper into four major focus areas.
Education of Medical Professionals
Elevating the Voices of Self Advocates
Advancing Dental Care
This is an in-person only event at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey hotel, with no option to attend or present virtually.
The Arc is the largest advocacy organization for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the United States. The Arc of Pennsylvania is the state chapter and works to carry out the mission of the national chapter to include all children and adults with I/DD in every community.