This short guide has a checklist of accessibility features to ensure healthcare facilities and exam rooms are accessible for all patients. It also provides suggested accommodations for patients who have hearing, vision, speech, or cognitive disabilities. The guide is available in large print and Spanish.
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.
Commit to Inclusion is a global campaign to end the exclusion of people with disabilities from physical activity and other associated areas by encouraging guidelines and programming that empower people with disabilities to lead healthy, active lives. Their website has resources to make organiztions more inclusive in the areas of communication, physical activity, healthy eating, and nutrition.
The Community Health Inclusion Recommended Policies (CHIRP) is intended to provide health practitioners with a template for creating policy guidelines for health promotion programs that are inclusive of individuals with disabilities. This resource has information on how to promote inclusive programming through policy, guidelines for disability inclusion in programs and policy, and an implementation manual.
This guide provides physicians and other healthcare professionals with a simple, fast, and effective tool for integrating physical activity in their daily practice.
Offers guidelines for health care professionals to use in providing health maintenance examinations for adults with developmental disabilities.
This guide provides physicians and other healthcare professionals with a simple, fast, and effective tool for encouraging people with disabilities to integrate physical activity into their daily lives.
HealthMeet is an initiative of the ARC to address health disparities and increase the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Their website has reports, factsheets, and toolkits for consumers with intellectual disabilities, their families, disability service providers and healthcare professionals.
This one page infographic shows the 5-steps health professionals can follow to promote physical activity with patients who have disabilities. It includes physical activity guidelines, tips on how to ask patients with disabilities about physical activity, tips on how to discuss barriers to physical activities, recommendations for physical activity options, and tips for making referrals to resources and programs.
A website that provides a comprehensive guide to accessible trails in Iowa and other states with descriptions, photos, and reviews to help plan your next wheelchair accessible trail adventure.