disability

Include the Disability Community in Interventions to Address Loneliness

By Kimberly Aguillard, NACCHO Health and Disability Fellow Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health epidemics in America. Loneliness is the subjective feeling of being isolated, left out, and lacking quality social connections. Social isolation…

2020 Technical Assistance Available to Support Disability Inclusion Efforts

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is accepting applications through Jan. 31, 2020 for its Health and 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…

Homelessness Among Individuals with Disabilities: Influential Factors and Scalable Solutions

By Erin Vinoski Thomas, MPH, CHES, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO; and Chloe Vercruysse, MBA  People experiencing homelessness lack sustainable access to housing and instead turn to emergency shelters, transitional housing, or places not meant for…

Pregnancy and Motherhood in Women with Disabilities: Information and Opportunities for Local Health Departments

By Erin Vinoski Thomas, MPH, CHES, Health and Disability Fellow, NACCHO Many women with disabilities want to experience pregnancy. Pregnancy rates among women with disabilities have grown in recent years and are similar to pregnancy rates…

MAPP Resource Guide for Disability Inclusion

NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program is excited to announce the release of the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Resource Guide for Disability Inclusion. The purpose of this resource guide is to provide…