Post-Polio Health International's mission
is to enhance the lives and independence of
polio survivors and home ventilator users through
Education, Advocacy, Research and Networking.

From Polio Australia’s September 2016 Conference Polio Australia is intending to upload all presentations they have been provided with onto the website over the coming weeks, together with videos, photos and articles relating to the Conference.

Abstracts from the Australian Post-Polio Conference are in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine as a PDF.
Click here to open it as a PDF.

Joan L. Headley and Brian Tiburzi from PHI attended the meeting. Brian filmed a dozen sessions that will be uploaded to Polio Place and shared with Polio Australia.

Here are links to the PowerPoints of Joan’s three presentations. Without the script, a few of the slides (and their sequencing) may be vague or “curious.” 

Survey of Health Professionals with Experience in Post-Polio Patient Care, Joan L. Headley, Executive Director, Post-Polio Health International, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Post-Polio Research: Why and What?, Joan L. Headley, Executive Director, Post-Polio Health International, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Future Proofing Post-Polio Services, Joan L. Headley, Executive Director, Post-Polio Health International, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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Polio Place

Explore the past, the present and help build a promising future for the world’s polio survivors.  

You are invited to learn by searching the major sections and sub-sections and to add your knowledge to help others. Visit often!



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PHI's quarterly newsletter contains
current information about the late effects of polio, updates about post-polio related and neuromuscular respiratory research, as well as articles that offer practical and useful advice by experienced survivors and health care professionals. Available with Membership.

  Remember POLIO? Have you heard
  Click for Post-Polio Health Care Considerations for Families and Friends Flowchart
  What is Post-Polio Syndrome?
  Ask Dr. Maynard
  Promoting Positive Solutions
by Rhoda Olkin, PhD and Stephanie T. Machell, PsyD
  and more ...


WE'RE STILL HERE! October 9-15, 2016

Post-Polio Health International adopted WE’RE STILL HERE! in 2007 as the slogan for its annual awareness campaign. Contact for permission to use.

Family Life!
WE’RE STILL HERE! 2016 Photo Contest

What activities do you enjoy with your family? What activities do you enjoy with your “disability” family? Send us a photo that illustrates polio survivors are active participants in family life. Have you taken your grandkids on a trip? Have you participated in their school activities? Do you contribute to your family life day-to-day in ways that may “surprise” others who do not have a disability? Send us your photos of families in action and help us tell the world that WE’RE STILL HERE! See more ...

  See past activities.
  and more ...


  PHI Awards $100,000 for New Research in 2016-2017
  New Request for 2018 Award
  A Multicenter, Multi-country Study of Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) Flebogamma® 5% DIF is underway.
  Live in the St. Louis area?  Are you experiencing post-polio syndrome symptoms?  If so, you may be interested in this study.
  and more ...



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Post-Polio Directory
(free pdf, updated 9-18-16)



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Conversations on living well
with polio
and more by Sunny Roller.

  Resources for support groups
  Post-polio conferences around the world
  Info available from Promoting Healthy Ideas:
PHI’s 11th International Conference
  PHI Membership Memos (2009-2012)
  and more ...



This site updated 11-14-16

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