Tool for Public Health Leaders to Include Underserved Populations, like people with disabilities
What is it about?
Public health partners from Ohio participated in a community of practice to examine readiness, capacity building, and capacity factors needed to include people who have a disability in an area of health disparity among people with disabilities, smoking cessation efforts. The study used action research to determine key conditions that build capacity and factors that influenced inclusion of people with disabilities. These conditions and factors may be helpful for public health leaders who aim to serve underserved populations.
Why is it important?
Most public health practitioners receive little to no training on disability, yet 1 in 5 Americans have a disability. This paper highlights practical steps as a tool that public health leaders need to help them include underserved population groups, like people with disabilities. Future efforts may use this tool to build their capacity to serve and include underserved groups.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Adriane K Griffen