NACCHO Launches Health and Disability Technical Assistance Program

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is pleased to offer Technical Assistance (TA) to health departments interested in increasing inclusion and engagement of people with disabilities in emergency plans and/or policies. This program is sponsored by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why Participate?
Health departments selected to participate in the program will work with NACCHO to identify areas for improvement in local- or state-level emergency plans. Based on identified gaps, NACCHO will provide TA through information, education, and suggestions for how to be more engaging and inclusive of people with disabilities.

Who Can Participate?
NACCHO is interested in working with state and local health departments who do not currently receive funding from NCBDDD that is intended to improve inclusion of people with disabilities into public health programs, policies, and services.

Interested?
All health departments interested in receiving TA from NACCHO through this program must complete an online questionnaire by April 15, 2014. The questionnaire is available here. For assistance or accommodations needed to complete the questionnaire, please email Sarah Yates at syates@naccho.org or call 202-595-1122.

About Sarah Yates
Sarah Yates serves as the Program Analyst for NACCHO’s Health and Disability and Public Health Law portfolios. Sarah engages with local health departments and disability experts to increase inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of public health practice. She also works with health departments and legal advisers to increase understanding of how the law impacts public health, and how public health can impact the law.

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