health and 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…

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…