The Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII) is a set of survey tools used to help communities gather information on the extent to which there are health living resources that are inclusive of all members of the community, including persons with disabilities. Healthy living resources are defined as resources that aid in the promotion of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating, two key areas that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has focused on in the national effort to combat obesity. The CDC, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) has highlighted the disparities that exist in the rates of obesity and physical inactivity among persons with and without disabilities. More can be read here:
The next pages in this article include information on the using the CHII, how it was developed, and how it is organized.