The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings serve as a source of local data for communities across the country to identify opportunities to improve the health of their residents.
The Health and Disability Program within the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is excited to announce the release of the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Resource Guide for Disability Inclusion. The purpose of this resource guide is to provide guidance on how the MAPP process can be inclusive of people with disabilities. The guide gives health departments the tools and resources to actively engage people with disabilities and the agencies that serve them in the MAPP process, particularly for inclusion efforts to support community health assessments and development of community health improvement plans.
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has created a PowerPoint Presentation for health professionals to promote the Physical Activity Guidelines.
Published regularly, the Case for Inclusion assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 30 measures that paint a picture on how well state programs serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). These 30 measures are broken down into five key issue areas: Promoting Independence, Promoting Productivity, Keeping Families Together, Serving Those in Need and Tracking Health, Safety & Quality of Life.
Many communities have ample transportation services for their elderly and residents with disabilities who don’t drive, but those services are often too difficult to find, according to a new national survey conducted by KRC Research for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. The study found a key problem in there being no single go-to source for finding local transportation services. Caregivers said they, too, found it difficult and time-consuming to get help.
Every year during the first week in April we celebrate National Public Health Week, recognizing the contributions of public health professionals across the country and highlighting the highest priority issues for promoting the health of our nation.
When questions arise about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other accessibility laws-such as who is protected by the law or what covered entities have to do-often times the answer is "It depends." Such is the case when determining if obesity qualifies as a disability under the law. A couple of pending federal court cases, however, may provide additional guidance on that question.
MyMobility Plan, a new resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can help older Americans plan for their mobility needs. The MyMobility Plan provides resources and tips to help manage health, improve mobility, make homes safer to prevent falls, and consider alternative transportation.
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center has launched a publicity campaign for local communities that promotes the availability of transportation options. Every Ride Counts is comprised of carefully crafted messages and materials that promote the use of a variety of transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.