NACCHO's baseline assessment of disability inclusion within local health departments

September 26, 2016

Author

  • Kendall Leser

People with disabilities can greatly benefit from inclusive health promotion and educational activities already being implemented by local health departments (LHDs), which can help reduce their risk and minimize the severity of secondary conditions. The inclusiveness of programs and services offered by LHDs has yet to be studied; therefore, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) decided to conduct a baseline assessment to better understand LHD administrators’ knowledge and awareness about people with disabilities and how LHDs are including people with disabilities in their programs and activities.

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 22(5), 496-497. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000454

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