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Health and Disability Learning Community


 

NACCHO's Health and Disability Project is proud to sponsor the Health and Disability Learning Community. The learning community has been designed to encourage information sharing among a wide range of audiences, including health departments, people with disabilities, disability organizations, academic institutions, and NACCHO.

Members of the learning community have access to online collaboration space for discussions, and to upload and download resources and tools. Community members also share and learn by participating in conference calls and webinars.

If you are looking to share, collaborate, and learn about tools, best practices, and resources, consider joining our learning community. There are two available modules, one focused on emergency planning and preparedness and one focused on obesity and physical activity. Join one or both of our modules.

 
Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Module 1 of the learning community focuses on ways to enhance emergency planning and preparedness activities that engage and include people with disabilities. Topics include making emergency plans (including personal plans), shelter accessibility, emergency communication, and more.

Module 1 has over 50 members from local and state health departments, non-profits, and other government agencies. The learning community has engaged in dialogue through a conference call, use of an online sharing website, and has had the opportunity to participate in several extraordinary webinars. 

Click here to access webinar recordings, shared tools and resources, and previous learning community call minutes.

For more information, or to join, please contact the Health and Disability Project at disability@naccho.org. You can also download and share our flyer with your colleagues and partners who may be interested in joining this module of the learning community.

 
Obesity and Physical Activity

Module 2 of the learning community focuses on obesity and physical activity for people with disabilities. Topics may include understanding and measuring causes of obesity, the disproportionate impact of the obesity epidemic on people with disabilities, and discussing accessible and inclusive nutrition and physical activity programs.

Module 2 has over 100 members representing 37 states and the District of Columbia. Members in this group represent local and state health departments, universities, hospitals, national and local non-profits, and many different departments of parks and recreation. Members of this module have had the opportunity to participate in peer-sharing conference calls and several webinars.

Click here to access webinar recordings, shared tools and resources, and previous learning community call minutes.

For more information and to join the Obesity and Physical Activity module of the Learning Community, e-mail the Health and Disability Project at disability@naccho.org. You can also download and share our flyer with your colleagues and partners who may be interested in joining this module of the learning community.