Thank you for visiting the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). We hope this website will give you useful information on health status, health access, and health behaviors of adults with I/DD, strategies to improve health and function among people with I/DD through health promotion interventions, and how to improve health care access through integrated care practices. In addition we have information on aging with developmental disabilities, disability friendly environments, and caregiver support.

News & Announcements

Interventions to promote health: crossing networks of intellectual and developmental disabilities and aging
The Political Arithmetic of Disability and the American Family: A Demographic Perspective
Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Upcoming Training

We are offering HealthMatters Train the Trainer Certified Instructor Workshops this fall/winter at several locations throughout Illinois. Visit for more information.

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Current Research Projects

Improving health through health promotion and health care access.
Impacting lives for a healthier tomorrow
Man and woman on sled in snow

5 New Research Studies

1. National Health Outcomes Indicators
2. Longitudinal Health and ID Study
3. Reducing Obesity through POWERS
4. HealthMatters Program Scale-Up
5. Impact of Managed Care

RRTCDD in the News
Read more about work being done by RRTCDD researchers.

Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, M/C 626
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
Phone: 1-312-413-1520
Fax: 1-312-996-6942
TTY: 1-312-413-0453
800-996-8845 (V); 800-526-0844 (Chicago Relay Access)
Funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Grant # H133B130007)