Using a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach, the project partners worked to clarify the health promotion needs of adults with developmental disabilities, identify strengths and weaknesses of the current system, and develop an action plan. Through this action plan, community agencies and therapists would become empowered to address needs, build ongoing community capacity to respond to emergent health/wellness needs, and advocate for appropriate systems of care.
Hill, Mary Thelander; Teresa Esquerra; Betsey VanLeit; Leslie Hoelzel; and Robert Hobbs. "Health Disparities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Exploration of Health Promotion Services, Systems and Strategies.." (2009). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ot/1