Home Page Center for Disabilities Studies - University of Delaware

Center for Disabilities Studies : Health and Wellness : Healthy Delawareans with Disabilities

The Role of the Advisory Council

The HDWD Advisory Panel consists of self-advocates, parents, advocacy groups, and state-and community organizations dedicated to health promotion and wellness for people with disabilities. The Advisory Council is an important and integral part of the project and its member provide information, technical assistance and expertise in health and disability-related areas.

Comprised of individuals and agencies with an interest in promoting health for all Delawareans with disabilities, the Advisory Council provides guidance and vision for achieving the goals of the grant. The council works with project staff to identify opportunities for improving access to health care and developing interventions that will allow all Delawareans with disabilities to adopt healthy lifestyles.

Advisory Council Agencies

Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Breathe for Your Life Support Group
Child Development Watch
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Delaware Center for Health Promotion
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware Disabilities Law Program
Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Delaware Division of Medicaid & Medical Assistance
Delaware Division of Public Health
Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired
Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities
Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Delaware Health and Social Services
Delaware State Council for Persons with Disabilities
Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
Delaware School Nurses Association
Easter Seals of Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Freedom Center for Independent Living
Get Up and Do Something
Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
Independent Resources, Inc.
Medical Society of Delaware
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter 
Nemours Health and Prevention Services
Practice Without Pressure
Quality Insights
Smith Coleman Counseling
University of Delaware, Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware, Dept. of Health, Nutrition & Exercise
Wheeler & Associates Management Services
Yes You Can
YMCA of Delaware


For more information

Eileen Sparling