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Resources – Physical Activity – Community Public Health and Wellness Providers

This is a free personalized web-based physical activity and nutrition program for people with mobility limitations, chronic health conditions, and physical disabilities. The goal of the program is to help all individuals get moving and make healthy nutrition choices. Individuals can sign up for free and have personalized weekly exercise and nutrition tips available to them including recipes, motivational resources, tools to help track activity and nutrition, and opportunities to connect with others. The program can also be used by organizations wishing to conduct it within their organization or community for a group of individuals.
This resource provides information and a virtual photo tour of gardens using four major components of barrier-free gardens for home or community use: paving, containers, raised beds, and vertical gardens.
This four-part video illustrates access issues and considerations in the design of sidewalks. The series covers access for pedestrians with mobility impairments, including those who use wheelchairs, and pedestrians who are blind or have low vision.
This resource contains guidelines for newly designed or newly constructed and altered swimming pools, wading pools, aquatic recreation facilities, and spas.
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.
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 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 communities plan and promote greater access to programs and services for people with disabilities in health promotion and wellness initiatives. This builds on the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII).