Online Program

Creating and applying guidelines and criteria to disability inclusion in physical activity, nutrition, and obesity initiatives and policies

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Lewis Kraus, MPH, MCP, Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute, Oakland, CA
Given the mounting evidence of health disparities among people with disabilities, , there is increased need for disability inclusion guidance for health program planners and policymakers. With a literature review and the advice of a national expert panel, nine guidelines and associated criteria were developed for physical activity, nutrition, and obesity policies and program initiatives of state community transformation efforts. The purpose of these guidelines and criteria is to guide and assess the inclusion of people with disabilities in programs and policies in these areas. Following development of these guidelines, a review of CDC state grantee program initiatives using the guidelines established a baseline of disability inclusion and the basis for the development of a toolkit to help grantees with disability inclusion. This session will present the development of the guidelines and criteria, the current use of the guidelines, the development of an explanatory toolkit, and further steps.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
List the 9 disability inclusion guidelines for physical activity, nutrition, and obesity programs and policies.

Keyword(s): Disability Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been directing the creation of guidelines for disability inclusion in program initiatives and policies for the past year and half. Previously, I led the assessment of the applicability of the Community Guide to Prevention recommendations to people with disabilities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.