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Healthy People/Healthy Communities

The Healthy People/Healthy Communities Division at the Shriver Center is devoted to promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles in people with IDD.

Healthy People/Healthy Communities in Plain Language

The Healthy People/Healthy Communities Division at the Shriver Center is devoted to promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles in people with IDD. Our current emphasis is on nutrition, physical activity, and weight management through research, training, and service programs.

 

Research

Healthy People/Healthy Communities Research

Our current work is focused on the understanding and promotion of healthy lifestyles to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and fitness, and to prevent and treat obesity.

Education & Training

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Healthy People/Healthy Communities Education & Training

We do training in the community, with professionals, and with researchers on promoting healthy lifestyles for children and youth with I/DD, including those on the autism spectrum. 

Health People/Healthy Communities Resources

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Learn about health promotion resources supporting healthy lifestyles in people with IDD.