Disability & Health Program
In Iowa, approximately 1 out of every 5 adults ages 18 years and older report experiencing at least one type of disability. Individuals with disabilities tend to experience disparities whcih negatively impact their health. By ensuring accessible access and inclusive programming, organizations can help to reduce those disparities. To learn more about health disparities experienced by adults with disabilities in Iowa and nationally, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Disability & Health Data System (DHDS) website.
Tips for Creating Inclusive Programs
Through a project funded by a cooperative agreement (#1NU27DD000019) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IDPH partnered with Siouxland District Health Department to produce a series of fact sheets and webinars to support local public health and health coalitions to become more inclusive of people with disabilites.
Tipsheet: Creating Inclusive Worksites, Businesses & Organizations
Tipsheet: Creating Inclusive Farmers Markets & Community Gardens
Tipsheet: Creating Inclusive Parks & Recreation Opportunities
Tipsheet: Creating an Inclusive Health Club
Tipsheet: Community Health Inclusion Index On-Site Assessment
Tipsheet: Building Inclusive Coalitions
Archived Webinar: Creating an Inclusive Health Club - YouTube
Archived Webinar: Creating Inclusive Parks - YouTube
Disability Inclusion and Accessibility Technical Assistance Available
The Disability & Health Program's team are available to provide information, training and technical assistance to organizations wishing to provide more inclusive programs and services through accessible environments and targeted outreach. Additional resources, including Health Care Provider Trainings, are available at the www.livingwelliowa.org.
To request technical assistance or training from the Disability & Health team, reach out to either of the individuals listed below.