The goal of My Health Care is to empower persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) to better meet their own health and wellness needs through improved communication with providers, the use of adaptive tools, and development of self-advocacy skills. The project is funded by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. (FDDC) and was developed in partnership with the University of South Florida.
My Health Care is organized around the mnemonic “GLADD,” a teaching model developed at University of Florida’s Institute for Child Health Policy. GLADD serves as a reminder about important skills to use when communicating with health care providers and others: Give (information)-Listen- Ask (questions)-Decide-Do (follow through on the action plan).
My Health Care activities within the GLADD model include:
The following resources are available for the implementation of My Health Care:
Instructor and Learner Guides
PowerPoint PresentationsThese presentations were created with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and will playback in PowerPoint 2007 or newer. If you do not have the required software, you may install the FREE PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft. You may need Adminstrator privlidges to install the software.
Caregiver Handout (for Parents/Family)
Promotional Flyer (general information about the program)