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Wellness Training Projects For Physicians & Medical Professionals

Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
Enhanced Medical Expertise and Services (96-97)
Training Curriculum for Physicians
These projects developed curricula and training materials to enhance physicians' knowledge of the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Nursing Care Guidelines (97-98)
This project is developing nursing care guidelines for regional center nurses who provide community-based services. The guidelines will include comprehensive assessment tools and observation techniques. Also included is a health passport, a portable medical record system.

Physician Education Demonstration Project (96-97)
This project produced a training videotape focusing on interactions between physicians and patients with developmental disabilities. This tape illustrates the issues and problems that physicians typically describe in serving this population.
Harbor Regional Center
Physician Symposium Materials (97-98)
This project developed educational materials used at a symposium to educate health care professionals on current issues of perinatal substance abuse.

Redwood Coast Regional Center
Enhanced Medical and Dental Services (96-97)
This project provided training for physicians, mental health providers, other health care professionals, day program and residential providers on health issues affecting persons with developmental disabilities.

San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
Training for Health Care Professionals (96-97)
This project provided a series of trainings for health care professionals to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the area of developmental disabilities.
Last Updated: 12/27/2010