Congratulations to Joelle Martin (NH-ME LEND 2015)

Joelle’s role as a parent of a child with a chronic health condition shifted her career path from the high-tech publishing industry toward teaching and advocacy. Following her LEND experience, Joelle was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In her first term, Martin served on the House Ways & Means Committee and the Steering Committee of the Children's Caucus. Representative Martin was a 2018 State Legislative Leaders Foundation Emerging Leader.

Improving Oral Health for People with Disabilities

Obtaining and maintaining oral health is a critical issue for everyone in the United States, but people with disabilities encounter additional barriers to receiving adequate health care. For this reason, for the second year in-a-row, the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation has awarded the Institute on Disability (IOD) $7,500 to advance oral health outcomes and oral health care access for individuals with disabilities.

Dr. JoAnne M. Malloy wins Jennifer Wierwille Norton Memorial Award from the New Hampshire Children's Collaborative

Please join the Institute on Disability in congratulating Dr. JoAnne M. Malloy on being honored as the recipient of the Jennifer Wierwille Norton Memorial Award from the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative (NHCBHC).  The award recognizes Dr. Malloy’s commitment to youth health, outstanding research, and her ability to inspire system improvements by building community and trust.

NH-ME LEND Graduate Honored by New Futures With Legislator of The Year Award

Rep. Joelle Martin, NH-ME LEND graduate, was recently honored with the New Hampshire Legislator of the Year award by New Futures, New Hampshire's leading health policy, and advocacy organization.

After working for a decade as an executive in publishing, Martin's focus shifted to education and advocacy. As her daughter, who has a life-threatening food allergy, entered preschool, she began to educate her family and school community about severe food allergies. Soon after, she developed an educational program about life-threatening allergies for teachers and staff.

Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., ATP, Speaks at World Occupational Therapy Day in Doha Qatar

Dr. Therese Willkomm, a Clinical Associate Professor at the Institute on Disability, was a keynote presenter at the Hamad Rehabilitation Institute's World Occupational Therapy Day event in Doha Qatar. The institute invited Dr. Willkomm to speak at their event after seeing her presentation at the Gulf Region Education Assistive Technology (GREAT) Conference in 2017. 

Dr. JoAnne Malloy Recognized for Life-Long Commitment to Improving Children's Behavioral Health

CONCORD, N.H. - On October 23, the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative (NHCBHC) presented Dr. JoAnne Malloy with the third annual Jennifer Wierwille Norton Memorial Award for her life-long commitment to improving the child-serving system in New Hampshire. 

The award recognizes a champion of children's behavioral health who embodies Jennifer Weirwille Norton's commitment to children, youth, and their families, as well as: 

Dr. JoAnne Malloy Recognized for Life-Long Commitment to Improving Children's Behavioral Health

CONCORD, N.H. - On October 23, the New Hampshire Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative (NHCBHC) presented Dr. JoAnne Malloy with the third annual Jennifer Wierwille Norton Memorial Award for her life-long commitment to improving the child-serving system in New Hampshire. 

The award recognizes a champion of children's behavioral health who embodies Jennifer Weirwille Norton's commitment to children, youth, and their families, as well as: