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Henny van Schrojenstein-Lantman de Valk emeritus professor

Henny is an emeritus professor of health care for People with Intellectual Disabilities. The mission of her research is to support an adequate health care provision for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) living in the community.

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Henny van Schrojenstein-Lantman de Valk emeritus professor

Henny is an emeritus professor of Health Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities. The mission of her research is to support an adequate health care provision for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) living in the community. She spent her whole professional life as an ID physician. Practice inspired her to seek for answers to questions such as why people with ID had more health problems than average patients and what we could do to diminish these problems. This brought her to research, to teaching medical professionals and later undergraduate medical students and finally to this chair on health care for people with intellectual disabilities.

Henny's research focuses on three lines:
  1. The patient with ID as a partner: how can we empower him? How can we support him in healthy living?
  2. The evidence base of primary health care for people with ID: Can we measure and improve health information exchange between people with ID and medical professionals? Can we develop a model for health monitoring? What is the quality of out-of hours care for this group?
  3. Characteristic health problems: e.g.,can we identify early stages of palliative care needs?
Using the results, teaching activities focus on the specific communication problems, health needs and risk factors of this group. A targeted outpatient clinic is located on the university grounds.

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • Hanna Oorthuijs Award 2006

Field of study

Primary and Community Care

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

Ideally, every procedure in clinical practice and public health should take place based on proof, instead of intuition or 'experience'. Our aim is to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health. read more