The Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD) has provided technical assistance to the Iowa Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council since it was created in 1991. The Policy Council is an independent state body that is responsible for facilitating the development of collaborative initiatives, analyzing policy and advising the Governor and Iowa General Assembly about state priorities for the prevention of primary and secondary disabilities. To accomplish its charge, the Council works with representatives of seven state agencies, the states’ regents’ institutions, and the private and volunteer sectors.
CDD provides technical assistance to the Council in analyzing policy, coordinating the development of interagency state initiatives, and drafting policy agendas. CDD also provides the Council with the administrative support it needs to operate as an independent unit within state government.