Category Archives: Health and Safety Alerts

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2023 Annual MUI Stakeholders Meeting

The Summit County MUI Stakeholders Committee met on July 10, 2023, to discuss MUI data and trends from the 2022 calendar year. Get the latest on their findings. Read More ›

COVID & Flu Prevention

It is that time of year again, when the Flu and COVID vaccinations may be needed for those we serve. Get the latest guidance from the CDC to protect yourself and those you serve this season. Read More ›

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New Tool to Prevent Falls

Falls continue to be a concern here in Summit County. We’ve seen significant fall-related injuries to those we serve in the past year. Since the beginning of 2022, Summit DD has investigated approximately 74 MUIs involving falls. The number of UI level falls is likely much higher than that. Learn more about an investigative tool that can help prevent future falls and injuries.

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Alert: Prevent Choking

Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at greater risk of choking. In fact, choking is one of the leading causes of medical emergencies and accidental deaths for the people we serve and often these incidents can be prevented with proper planning, communication, supervision and providing the right diet textures. It is important that we recognize our role in identification of swallowing issues, safe eating practices, choking prevention, and first aid.

Learn more below from DODD or check out Summit DD’s Eat Safe Guide

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