NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is currently accepting applications through February 28, 2017 for its Disability Technical Assistance Program. This initiative is designed to support local health departments (LHDs) seeking to increase inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities in their programs, products, and services. Through this program, NACCHO staff provides assistance on a variety of topics related to public health including emergency preparedness planning and health promoting programming.
To participate, LHDs need to complete a brief application (taking no more than 10 minutes) indicating the type of technical assistance they are interested in receiving. Upon receipt of each application, NACCHO will set up an initial consultation call, to further discuss the application and any additional LHD related needs. As a result, NACCHO and LHD staff will work collaboratively to identify action-items and appropriate tools and resources addressing the LHD’s individual needs.
In addition to receiving direct NACCHO staff support, tools and resources, each LHD participant is provided with a summary report of NACCHO’s findings and recommendations. Feedback, LHDs have indicated as instrumental to advance the inclusion of people with disabilities within their emergency response plans.
Finally, NACCHO offers several national recognition opportunities for LHD participants in this program, such as being highlighted in dedicated feature blogs, and receiving opportunities to speak at NACCHO sponsored events. Interested LHDs are strongly encouraged to submit an application for technical assistance by February 28, 2017.
Applications take only up to 10 minutes to complete and are reviewed on a rolling basis. All LHD candidates submitting an application within the above deadline will be contacted within three weeks to arrange an initial consultation call. Please contact Sara Lyons, NACCHO Program Analyst for Health and Disability, with any additional questions or inquiries.
This opportunity is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cooperative Agreement #5NU38OT000172-04-00 and the Disability and Health program.