Development and approval process
We reviewed the literature that was most pertinent to the development of guidelines and criteria for inclusion of people with disabilities (The Agree Next Steps Consortium, 2009; DRRPII Adaptation: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Drum, Peterson, Culley, Krahn, Heller, Kimpton, McCubbin, Rimmer, Seekins, Susuki &, White, 2009; Kraus, Richards, Hong &Ilog, 2012). The literature review also included a wide range of materials related to national strategies in physical activity, nutrition, and obesity, the most relevant of which are included in the Reference section (CDC Healthy Communities Program, 2011; CDC Community Prevention Guide, 2013; Khan, Sobush, Keener, Goodman, Lowry, Kakietek, & Zaro, 2009). In addition, we reviewed many examples of current state and local policies and programs in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and obesity so that we could identify issues and concerns related to disability inclusion. On the basis of the literature review, we developed a set of draft proposed guidelines and implementation steps which were then reviewed, refined, and approved by the expert panel
Review, recommendations, and approval by the expert panel included the following steps:
1. Panel members reviewed the proposed guidelines and completed an online survey about the importance of the guidelines and usefulness of implementation steps. The panel provided detailed quantitative and qualitative feedback on the guidelines, as well as guidance about the implementation steps which will be especially valuable in development of a tool kit, scheduled for the second year of the project.
2. We refined the guidelines based on survey results, and sent the revised guidelines and criteria for their evaluation to the panel for review.
3. In meetings on April 1 and 3, 2013, the panel members reviewed and approved the criteria for evaluating the guidelines. Their discussions of the guidelines led to additional refinement.
4. The panel members unanimously approved the Guidelines for Disability Inclusion.
For more information, contact Lewis Kraus, Project Director, Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute email@example.com 510-285-5615
- Lewis Kraus, MPH, MCP, Deputy Director
- Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute (COD-PHI)
- Roberta Carlin, MS, JD, Executive Director
- American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)