These interviews with key participants of the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities project will help you understand each phase of the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model.
Introduction: Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities – Project Overview media icon[MP3 – 2 MB]
Listen to Karma Harris describe the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities project and explain how the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model was used to implement new policy, systems, and environmental strategies to address issues that people with disabilities face in their communities.
Phase 1: Commitment media icon[MP3 – 8 MB]
Listen to David Ellsworth, State Expert Advisor for Ohio, talk about the first phase of the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model, Commitment, discus the importance of partnership development for community engagement and provide tips for how to include people with disabilities in Community Coalitions.
Phase 2: Assessment and Training media icon[MP3 – 11 MB]
Listen to Angela Weaver, State Expert Advisor for Oregon, talk about the second phase of the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model, Assessment and Training, discuss the importance of ongoing education, engagement, and training throughout the entire project process, and explain how community coalitions can used the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII)external icon to identify local assets to build upon, as well as existing gaps that need to be addressed.
Phase 3: Prioritization and Planning media icon[MP3 – 12 MB]
Listen to Dr. Meg Traci, State Expert Advisor for Montana, talk about the third phase of the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model, Prioritization and Planning and explain how she helped two community coalitions to use the data collected during the Assessment Phase to drive the priorities on which they chose to focus and develop their Community Action Plans.
Phase 4: Implementation media icon[MP3 – 10 MB]
Listen to David Ellsworth, State Expert Advisor for Ohio, talk about the fourth phase of the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model, Implementation, explain how he worked with two community coalitions to successfully implement policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes, and discuss project sustainability.
Phase 5: Evaluation media icon[MP3 – 9 MB]
Listen to Mr. Yochai Eisenberg from the University of Illinois at Chicago and NCHPAD, and Ms. Rhonda Rosenburg, New York State Expert Advisor, talk about the fifth phase of the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model, Evaluation, discuss the RE-AIM framework used for the evaluation of the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities project, and give an overview of the evaluation activities that took place in two communities.
Phase 6: Communication and Dissemination media icon[MP3 – 13 MB]
Listen to Iowa State Expert Advisor, Maggie Ferguson, and NCHPAD Project Partner, Allison Hoit Tubbs, talk about the sixth phase of the Inclusive Healthy Communities Model, communication and dissemination, discuss social media planning and evaluation, and talk about the importance of inclusive communication activities.
NACDD’s Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities Project Website
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ (NACDD)external icon website about the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communitiesexternal icon project provides information on how NACDD has helped CDC-funded communities navigate the healthy community change process to improve access and opportunity for healthy eating, physical activity, prevention or reduction of tobacco use, and general accessibility improvements through establishing new and supporting policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies, with a principal focus on disability inclusion. This process closely resembles previous healthy community projects like ACHIEVEexternal icon.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)
The National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO)external icon Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP)external icon is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leaders, this framework helps communities apply strategic thinking to prioritize public health issues and identify resources to address them.
CDC’s Community Health Assessment and Group Evaluation (CHANGE) Tool
The CDC’s Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE) is a data collection tool and planning resource for community members who want to make their community a healthier one. This tool walks community team members through the assessment process, helping them define and prioritize possible areas of improvement. Having this information as a guide, community team members can create sustainable, community-based improvements that address the root causes of chronic diseases and related risk factors. It can be used annually to assess current policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change strategies and offer new priorities for future efforts.