A University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
The Center for Human Development (CHD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Education, Research, and Service (UCEDDs) authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000. There are 67 UCEDDs, at least one in every state and territory, that form an Association of UCEDDs (AUCD.org). Since CHD is the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the entire state.
The UAA Center for Human Development has 4 major functions:
These activities are designed to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion for individuals with disabilities. CHD's projects and activities are not limited to developmental disabilities; they focus on a wide range of disabilities, ages, and issues.
Health Disparities Needs Assessment - Focus Groups
The UAA Center for Human Development (CHD) has been contracted by the State of Alaska Division of Public Health to conduct a needs assessment regarding health disparities faced by people with disabilities. We would like to invite individuals with disabilities and their family members to participate in focus group interviews because we want to learn about your experiences related to health care services. The information you provide will be used to inform health care services for people with disabilities in Alaska.
The focus group interview asks questions about your experiences seeking and using health care services. The focus group will take 90 minutes of your time. Participants of the focus group will receive a $25 gift card to Fred Meyer as a thank you for their time. The State of Alaska Division of Public Health is funding this project.
Below is a schedule of the focus groups in various communities in Alaska. Focus group interviews will be limited to ten people per interview.
If you are interested in participating or if you have any questions about the focus group, please contact Julie Atkinson by email at email@example.com, or by calling 800-243-2199 (toll-free) or 264-6250 (Anchorage).
Thank you for your participation in this important initiative!