Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII)
Built, programmatic, and social environments can serve to enhance or inhibit inclusion based on their design. Elements of these environments include everything from the physical layout and design to location within the community to staff knowledge and training. Organizations and communities should consistently evaluate the levels of inclusion of each of their environments to ensure all individuals can benefit from them.
The purpose of the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII) is to provide individuals and organizations with a resource to evaluate the levels of inclusion of their communities and the individual environments that comprise them, which ultimately affect the health of all community members. The CHII consists of several modules that can be utilized to evaluate community-wide systems, such as transportation, as well as individual school, health, work, and organizational sites. It can be completed in hard copy or online, and the process of completing the assessment, as well as the results, can help communities and the entities that comprise them effectively direct efforts to promote, increase, and improve the inclusion of all members in all community environments.
Learn more about the CHII: http://www.nchpad.org/1273/5989/
Additional inclusive environment resources: http://www.nchpad.org/Goals/89/
Additional assessment tools: http://www.nchpad.org/1261/6287/Environment~Assessment~Tools