Including People with Disabilities-Public Health Workforce Competencies

 

logoPeople with disabilities make up 19% of the adult U.S. population, however most public health training programs do not include curricula addressing the health of people with disabilities and methods for including them in core public health efforts. This population has a higher incidence of chronic conditions and experience significant health disparities.

The Including People with Disabilities - Public Health Workforce Competencies are designed to increase the capacity of public health providers to include people with disabilities in their public health plans and efforts. Designed specifically for professionals already working in the public health field, the competencies provide foundational knowledge around the relationship between disability and public health programs and outcomes.

The Including People with Disabilities Public Health Competencies have been developed by a national committee comprised of disability and public health experts for the current public health workforce.

For more information please visit www.disabilityinpublichealth.org

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For more information contact Shannon Haworth, Senior Program Manager, Disability and Public Health, or Dr. Adriane Griffen, Senior Director, Public Health and Leadership.

 
 

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For more information on the Competencies contact  Shannon Haworth, Senior Program Manager, Disability and Public Health,  AUCD.