Health Check Toolkit
Implementing Health Checks for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Toolkit for Primary Care Providers
This toolkit aims to provide primary care providers with tools and resources to support the provision of Health Checks for patients with developmental disabilities. To reach this end we have compiled both clinical tools - which may be useful at the point of care (these start on page 24), in addition to implementation resources for those sites interested in formalizing a Health Check program. The latter includes strategies and resources to raise awareness in your site, mechanisms to identify patients with developmental disabilities, and suggestions on how to invite them in for a Health Check.
See also: Caring for your adult patients with developmental disabilities: Tools for completing a DD health check (Brief guide). This short guide is meant to serve as a quick reference resource. It includes screening tools, samples of health check templates, quick reference assessment guides, and health promotion and communication resources for patients.
Table of Contents
About this Toolkit, About Developmental Disabilities, Health Checks: What's the Evidence?, Top 10 Tips for a DD Health Check, Four Steps to Implementation, Before you get Started