From the Information Specialists' Desks
"Building Healthy Inclusive Communities"
With the launch of our new website, we wanted to create a tagline that succinctly, accurately highlighted what we strive to do. Healthy inclusive communities are ones in which the healthiest choices are the easiest ones, and are equally accessible to all community members, ensuring health equity for all.
It is our goal to help create and improve inclusion in communities across the country. This can be as simple as providing resources for inclusive walking clubs, fitness classes, and walking meetings, or as broad as providing insight to help create or amend a community Complete Streets policy that is truly inclusive and promotes safe, healthy opportunities for pedestrians of all abilities and ages.
For additional information on creating healthy, inclusive communities, and for improving and increasing inclusion in some aspect of your community, check out our inclusive resources page.
See something you really like? Have any questions about inclusion? Interested in an additional topic we haven't covered? Give us a call, shoot us an email, or let us know on social media, and we'll be glad to provide you with answers and insight.
Updates and Upcoming Events
- High Quality Apps for Accessibility
- Accessible Routes
- Thursday, August 7
- 2.30pm EST
- Websites and the ADA: Accessibility in the Digital Age
- September 22
- 1pm CST
- World Conference on Special Needs Education (WCSNE)
- August 11-14
- Temple University: Philadelphia, PA
- The aim of WCSNE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational and industrial sectors with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap by promoting research and the evolution of special needs in education.
- North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (NAFAPA) 2014 Symposium
- October 16-18
- University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI
- This year’s NAFAPA Symposium is centered on the concept of “Generating New Scientific Knowledge in Adapted Physical Activity to Benefit Individuals with Disabilities.” The vast number of sessions at the Symposium should provide invaluable information to bolster programs and other efforts going forward.