Positive Exposure Events

May 2022

May 22 – June 10

At the Gallery: Call for an appointment

 

June 4

AADMD Annual Conference

Orlando, Florida + The Grand Opening toe the Special Olympic Games..

On the cover: Amanda Harrinauth is a Special Olympic Athlete, self-advocate and poet. Amanda will welcome everyone back on Day 2 and will deliver her latest poem.

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Message from AADMD President, Allen Wong:

“Let me win, But if I cannot win, let me be Brave in the attempt” is the Motto of the Special Olympics Athletes.  If you read it again, it is more than just a motto but a philosophical way of thinking.  It reminds us that we should be hopeful and courageous in our lives.

As President of AADMD, I intend to bring the spirit of the Athletes of Special Olympics in being hopeful and courageous in our organization’s attempt to educate, advocate, collaborate and propagate the attitude of inclusion and improved health care for all people.  Injustice is wrong but not being courageous to help make improvements is worse.  We cannot mend all the wrongs in life but we can certainly do our part individually and collectively.

AADMD was formed to help improve interdisciplinary healthcare, improve access to care, and help end disparity of care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We invite like-minded people and organizations to join us in our cause.

Conference Agenda

May 19

Michigan Oral Health Coalition Conference, Lansing Michigan

Conference Information

Description:

The Michigan Oral Health Coalition annual conference is the place to find the latest information on oral health in Michigan. The 2022 Conference will be held May 19 and 20 at the Marriott in East Lansing. The first day, sponsored by the Delta Dental Foundation, will feature national speakers sharing best practices on dental care for people with disabilities. The second day will focus on the value of the Medicaid dental benefit to overall health as well as many innovations in oral health care.


Objectives:

  • Identify 3 barriers to people with disabilities accessing dental care.
  • Name 5 ways that people with disabilities can be supported to access oral health care.
  • List 3 reasons why Medicaid Adult Dental Care is important to population health.
  • Identify 3 actions that you can take to advocate for the proposed Michigan Medicaid Dental Restructure.
  • Describe 5 Oral Health Care Innovations.

What to Expect:

The opportunity to learn the latest in oral health care innovation and a change to network and collaborate with Oral Health Advocates from across the state.

Positive Exposure presentation:

Conference Link

May 10

Grand Rounds with Rick Guidotti May 10 @ 12 pm & Exhibition thru June 10 @ Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

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Photography exhibition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center highlights beauty of people with physical differences

Lebanon, NH – A photography exhibition highlighting the beauty of people who live with physical differences due to genetic variations is currently on display at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). “The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond” is a portrait collection from Positive Exposure, a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes a more inclusive world through award-winning photography, films, exhibitions, lectures and educational programs. Comprised of dozens of images hanging in the main mall of DHMC, the creators of this gallery hope to contribute to creating a more compassionate, understanding, and respectful community.

“The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond” has traveled to numerous hospitals around the United States and the world, including the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and NYU Langone in New York City. The exhibition was brought to DHMC by Marianne L. Barthel, director of the Dartmouth Health arts and humanities program, working with William A. Nelson, PhD, MDiv, professor and director of the Ethics and Human Values program at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Eleonore B. Baughan, a student at Geisel.

“Art can evoke many emotions, from joy to sadness,” Barthel said. “It can also be a tool to have uncomfortable conversations and break down stigma. Photos can give a new perspective on how we view our fellow humans. We are honored to host this empowering exhibit to help foster conversations that work to address stigma and ethical challenges surrounding people with genetic differences. Positive Exposure founder Rick Guidotti’s spectacular photography on display as part of ‘The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond’ celebrates beauty in all its diverse, magnificent forms and reminds us of our common connection: we are all human.”

The organizers have also created a series of educational events surrounding the exhibition. Some of these events include an upcoming Grand Rounds presentation with Guidotti, and a self-guided narrative medicine experience at the exhibition site developed by Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD, section chief and director of palliative care at DHMC.

“The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond” is on display at DHMC until June 10. For more information, contact Barthel at Marianne.L.Barthel@hitchcock.org or visit https://positiveexposure.org/gallery/.

Photo Caption: “The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond,” a portrait collection from Positive Exposure, is on display at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center through June 10.

 

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Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and is recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes the state’s only children’s hospital and multiple locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory and specialty services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.