CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax(319) 335-8034
Release: Nov. 30, 2000
Gay appointed to CDC's Healthy People 2010 committee
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jane Gay, co-director of the Iowa Program for Assistive
Technology (IPAT) and director of Iowa COMPASS, has been appointed to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Committee on Healthy People
2010. Gay was selected to serve on the "Healthy People 2010 Disability
Healthy People 2010 is the federal governments national public health
plan. First organized in the 1990s as Healthy People 2000, the plan calls
for each state to contribute ideas and initiatives for improving the health
of all Americans.
A report on Healthy People 2010 has been completed and can be obtained by
contacting the CDC at (301) 458-4636. The report is also available online
at http://www.cdc.gov. For the first time, the report includes a chapter on
"Disability and Secondary Conditions."
Acceptance of the 13 objectives in this chapter is only a beginning. There
still will be a decade-long task of implementation. To facilitate this process,
the CDC is planning a companion document to Healthy People 2010 titled, "Healthy
People with Disabilities." The CDC has invited a small number of individuals
to Atlanta in December to participate in working groups that will assist in
developing the initial draft of "Healthy People with Disabilities."
Work groups will consist of five to seven individuals who will address each
of the 13 objectives. Each group will discuss and propose broad strategies,
issues and activities for each of the objectives.
IPAT and Iowa COMPASS are programs of University Hospital School, Iowa's
University Affiliated Program. University Hospital School is a component of
University of Iowa Health Care.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient
care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.