Guidelines for Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies

As part of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) in partnership with the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute (COD-PHI) has released Guidelines for Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies.  These guidelines will assist in the updating of community health promotion programs and policies to be inclusive of the needs of people with disability.  The guidelines were generated based upon previously recommended guidelines and structured input, review, and validation from a panel of national experts.  The guidelines can be used by government and private entities and organizations that create, implement, or oversee program initiatives and policies in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and obesity.  For more information on the Guidelines for Disability Inclusion please contact the partners on this project, Lewis Kraus with COD-PHI and Roberta Carlin with AAHD by following the link. On October 6th, the Guidelines for Disability Inclusion were highlighted at the White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities and will be included in a Call to Action titled Commit to Inclusion to be released in October of 2014.