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  • HSRI's Val Bradley and Sarah Taub recently attended the 2010 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) in Rome, Italy.  They presented on preventative health care outcomes which primarily came from data from many of the new Health indicators that were added beginning in the 2008-09 data cycle. 

    One of the more interesting findings was that individuals who resided with their families and in other community-based settings were not as likely to receive preventative health screenings (e.g., colorectal exams, eye exams) as those in institutional settings.

    Val and Sarah (and co-author Julie Bershadsky) are writing a paper on these findings and their peer-reviewed abstract has been published in the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities:

     Bradley, V., Taub, S., & Bershadsky, J. (2010). Using consumer survey data in the USA. (Abstract). Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23(5), 469.

    For more information regarding Val and Sarah's presentation or the preventative health care paper, please contact Josh Engler at