On February 6th, 2013 the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in coordination with the ARC HealthMeet™ Project funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted the webinar “Incorporating Health and Disability into Local Public Health.”
The presenters Sarah Yates, Program Analyst, Health and Disability Project and Jennifer Yi, Director of Environmental Health and Health and Disability of NACCHO provided an overview of NACCHO’s Health and Disability Project. The goal of this project is to provide local health departments (LHDs) with practical strategies and recommendations, including tools and materials developed by peer LHDs, and relevant information from partner organizations. The purpose is to inform and educate LHDs about health and disability activities and resources, provide support to continue and maintain a peer assistance network, and develop and share model practices related to health promotion activities for people with disabilities.
The NACCHO Health and Disability Project has established health and disability workgroups, an online “toolbox” of health and disability related tools (NACCHO’s Online Toolbox), and a learning community; provided funding and technical assistance for approximately 17 local health departments; established a Model Systems Program and database; and created “Tips and Strategies for Successful Integration for People with Disabilities into Local Public Health Promotion Programs.”
These resources are covered in further detail in the presentation slides from the February 6th webinar. You can view an archived copy of the webinar free (registration required) at http://www.thearc.org/page.aspx?pid=3691 (located at the bottom of the page).