Improving Health Outcomes Initiative Collaborative Learning Center

Welcome to the DBHDD Improving Health Outcomes Initiative Collaborative Learning Center

The Improving Health Outcomes Initiative is dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and personal outcomes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who care for and provide services and supports to them.

The initiative’s Collaborative Learning Center contains a series of, “What You Need to Know,” fact sheets. These are specifically designed to provide life-saving information for direct support professionals, support coordinators, and their supervisors, but the information can be helpful to anyone. 

This site is intended to grow as our collective learning grows. The next phase of the Collaborative Learning Center will offer opportunities to engage in the exchange of ideas and information. 

The initial activity of the Collaborative Learning Center is to share information about critical health issues that affect the people we serve. The issues below, if not recognized and acted on, can pose serious health risks – even death – for anyone.  Click on the following links, and share this information with everyone you know. 

Fact Sheets