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Resources – Disability Inclusion – Community Public Health and Wellness Providers

This guide will help individuals plan, navigate, and create accessible meetings, events, and conferences. It includes information on planning accessible events including site selection, pre-event registration and communication, meeting room layouts and other considerations, audio visual components, food and beverage service, accommodations for specific disability types, tips for presenters and attendees, and more.
This guide provides information to assist in making temporary events like races, farmer's markets, and other community or organizational events accessible to people with disabilities. It includes information on site selection and modification, publicizing the event, logistics, prepping staff and volunteers, and additional resources.
This manual has questionnaires to measures the accessibility of recreation and fitness facilities, including fitness centers and swimming pools, by persons with mobility limitations and professionals.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Disability and Health Branch website has information and resources for persons with disabilities, their families, service providers, and healthcare providers.
The Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) certification is a collaboration between the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. It prepares trainers to work with people who have health risks and/or physical limitations and create adapted programming that promotes safe, effective training, and empower all individuals to lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII) is a set of tools that communities can use to assess how inclusive the physical activity and healthy eating resources in their community are to people with disabilities. The CHII includes assessments for systems and the community-at-large like schools, health care settings, work sites, and other community institutions; and venues like recreation facilities, pools, playgrounds, cafeterias, community gardens, and farmer's markets. The assessment helps communities assess built environment and equipment, programs and services, and staff and policies.
This guide helps physical education teachers create classes for all students. It includes assessment tools, games, inclusion strategies, clarity of laws, and information on specific disabilities.
This online resource helps parents understand and aid in planning for their child's leisure-related skills that will allow him or her to be successful at home, school, and community settings.
Guidelines for government agencies and community organizations to develop community health promotion strategies that are based on national recommendations and effectively include people with disabilities.
The purpose of this training module is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and services. The module provides an overview of major disability types, health disparities experienced by individuals with disabilities, examples of accessible features in health department programming and services, and the benefits of ensuring all programs, products, and services are inclusive of individuals with disabilities. To access this course the user must create a free account, which takes just minutes.