Disability and Health State Programs

Newly Funded State Disability and Health Programs

CDC’s Disability and Health Branch is pleased to announce the new awardees of CDC-RFA-DD16-1603: Improving the Health of People with Mobility Limitations and Intellectual Disabilities through State-based Public Health Programs (known as State Disability and Health Programs).

These 19 State Disability and Health Programs will work to improve the health and quality of life among people with mobility limitations and/or intellectual disabilities (ID) through adaptation and implementation of evidence-based strategies in their communities.

Capacity Building Programs
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Utah
  • Vermont
Core Implementation Programs
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
Core Implementation Programs with Enhanced Activities
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina

Capacity Building Programs: Programs with limited capacity or experience in developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental changes for people with mobility and/or intellectual disabilities.

Core Implementation Programs: Programs who are “implementation ready” and have the existing infrastructure to implement, evaluate, and disseminate programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental changes for people with mobility and/or intellectual disabilities.

Core Implementation Programs with Enhanced Activities: Subset of Core Implementation Programs that have the knowledge, skills, and ability to accomplish these additional activities:

  • Mentoring a Capacity Building awardee to establish infrastructure and support disability-related activities through peer-to-peer networking; and/or
  • Accessing and utilizing Medicaid data to identify patterns of health and health care utilization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This FOA provides funding to develop and strengthen internal capacity and health-related disability programs to:

  • Improve knowledge and awareness about the usefulness and effectiveness of programmatic, policy, systems and environmental changes for people with select functional disability types (i.e., mobility limitations and/or ID), and
  • Support programs to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate non-research activities aimed at promoting inclusion and accessibility and reducing health disparities between people with and without disabilities.

More information about these states will be coming soon!