health and 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…

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…

Deadline Extended: National Environmental Public Health Internship Program

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has extended the deadline for the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP), which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services Branch.…

Deadline Extended: NACCHO Disability Technical Assistance Program

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is currently accepting applications through January 26, 2018 for its Disability Technical Assistance Program. This initiative is designed to support local health departments seeking to increase inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities in their programs,…

New Inclusion Initiative Video: Reaching People with Disabilities Through Healthy Communities

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a video about their ongoing inclusion project. NACDD is working with 10 local communities across…

Now Recruiting: NACCHO Health & Disability Fellowship Program

NACCHO is currently seeking two graduate students to become the newest Health and Disability fellows The NACCHO Health and Disability Fellowship Program is an invaluable workforce development opportunity for graduate level students and interested getting…