disability

2018-2019 Technical Assistance Available to Support Disability Inclusion Efforts

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Technical Assistance Program is now accepting applications through December 7, 2018. This initiative is designed to support local health departments seeking to increase inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities in their programs, products, and services, including…

Intimate Partner Violence and Disability-Specific Abuse: An Overlooked Issue and the Role of Local Health Departments

By Whitney Thurman, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as intentional behaviors toward an intimate partner in the form of intimidation; emotional abuse; physical, sexual, and/or psychological assault; or any…

Does Ending Plastic Pollution Mean the End of Plastic Straws?

For the last 5,000 years, people around the world have been sipping their drinks out of straws. Only recently have straws come under serious debate. The gold and lapis straws of the ancient Sumerians evolved…

National Minority Health Month: The Double Burden for Minorities with Disabilities

By Kirsten Donato, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow In April, organizations and people across the United States are bringing awareness to National Minority Health Month. NACCHO recognizes the challenges in minority health, especially as inequities…