HealthMatters for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Research to Policy Brief

In November 2016, the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) released a research to policy brief designed to support community-based organizations serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through various health promotion programs.

This policy brief describes how several states are working with their community-based organizations to promote evidence-based programs like the HealthMatters Program, serving people with disabilities in the communities where they live, work, and play. Also included are recommendations and actions-steps for other agencies interested to grow or develop similar programs. Local health departments are encouraged to use this resource to promote health promotion inclusion in the communities they serve.

About Anastasia Sonneman

Anastasia Sonneman serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in environmental health, health and disability, and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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