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Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities 2010 Project

The Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities (HDWD) 2010 Project was a health and wellness project to:

  • increase statewide knowledge about factors that affect health and wellness of people with disabilities and that contribute to illnesses and secondary health conditions,
  • develop and maintain a statewide Advisory Panel to promote health and wellness for people with disabilities and provide technical assistance on issues of health and wellness for people with disabilities,
  • develop and implement four health and wellness programs for people with disabilities, and
  • produce a report on health and wellness for people with disabilities.

The HDWD 2010 project was a two-year (2005-2007) cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), and the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS), Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS).

The Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) was contracted by DDDS to develop, implement and maintain a project website and to collect data on health, wellness, secondary health conditions and lifestyles of people with disabilities in Delaware though a survey.  The website was launched in the spring of 2007 and the Delaware Health Status Report for Adults with Disabilities was published in June of 2007. This website has been replaced by theHealthy Delawareans with Disabilities: Bridging the Gap website, funded through a five-year (2007-1012) grant from CDC.

For more information

Ilka Riddle
302-831-8186
ikriddle@udel.edu