Community Health Inclusion Recommended Policies (CHIRP)
Community health promotion programming is the creation of events, initiatives, activities, etc., whose purpose is to improve and or highlight health and health issues. The policies behind these programs have a tremendous effect on the health outcomes experienced by individual participants and the community as a whole. The purpose of the Community Health Inclusion Recommended Policies (CHIRP) is to provide health practitioners with a template for creating policy guidelines for health promotion programs that are inclusive of all potential program participants with disability.
The CHIRP guidelines were created by NCHPAD in collaboration with the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute and an expert panel of local, state, and national partners in the disability, health policy, and academic sectors. They are a series of nine guidelines intended to be applied to new and existing health policies to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of health promotion programming, from planning through evaluation. Additionally, an accompanying implementation manual has been created that highlights how and why to utilize each guideline, as well as examples of each in real-world settings, and appendices of resources to assist in the policy creation and amendment process.
Additional inclusive policy and program resources: http://www.nchpad.org/Goals/92/