The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) at the UAB-Lakeshore Research Collaborative announces awards for the Partnership for Inclusive Health Innovation Grants.

These grants, awarded to seven prominent organizations, builds off the work of the global Commit to Inclusion campaign and its Partnership for Inclusive Health to unite organizations behind disability inclusionary practices in healthy community efforts.

The Partnership for Inclusive Health Innovation Grants assists organizations in advancing community health inclusion efforts. Organizations will expand on their commitment to inclusion and demonstrate how it is operationalized within the organization’s existing or new programs, policies and services. The overall effort focuses on creating equitable access and inclusion for people with disabilities to engage in meaningful participation in mainstream services and programs across the United States.

The projects will create or advance disability inclusion by assessing their organizational readiness for inclusion and training appropriate leaders and staff on an inclusive organizational change process, building capacity for effective operationalization of the organization’s Commitment to Inclusion, and selecting inclusion strategies for implementing sustainable, inclusive programs, policies and services.

The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and will be led by NCHPAD staff.

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