Welcome to the Iowa Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council web site where you can learn about important policy issues, activities and events geared toward preventing disabilities and increasing the independence of people who are living with a disability in Iowa.
Nearly 12 percent of Iowa citizens of all ages report having some sort of disabling condition. Recognizing that disabilities could be reduced by as much as 25 percent, the Iowa General Assembly created the Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council in 1991. The Council is charged with facilitating and overseeing the development of a coordinated system to prevent disabilities and to prevent the development of secondary conditions in those who already have a disabling condition.
*Read the 2013 Disability Policy Summit: Preventing Disabilities and Ensuring Access to Care final report that was submitted to the Iowa General Assembly on February 5, 2014.
May 16, 2014
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Iowa Medical Society
1001 Grand Ave.
West Des Moines, IA
For more information about the Council, meetings or activities or to arrange to get Council documents in alternative formats, contact Kay DeGarmo, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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