Equitable and Inclusive Access
Equitable and inclusive access is foundational to Active People, Healthy NationSM. All people, regardless of age, race, education, socio-economic status, disability status, sexual orientation, and geographic location should have access to safe and convenient opportunities to be physically active. Every Active People, Healthy NationSM strategy can be designed to support the goal of equitable and inclusive access to opportunities for physical activity.
Many people live in neighborhoods with poor sidewalk and street infrastructure or few safe spaces for physical activity. Where community opportunities for physical activities exist, they may not have been developed with all potential users in mind, such as older adults or persons with disabilities.
Creating a nation in which everyone has access to safe and convenient opportunities to be physically active will require teamwork between sectors, including public health, transportation, planning, business, healthcare, and parks and recreation.
- Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults with Disabilities
Resources for doctors and health professionals to promote physical activity among patients with disabilities.
- Physical Activity for People With a Disability
Options for people with disabilities to make physical activity part of their daily routine.
- A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease
The Maximizing Active Living Strategies to Advance Health Equity section of the guide provides equity-oriented considerations, key partners, and community examples related to the design and implementation of active living strategies.
- NewHealth Equity Resources
CDC and external information and strategies to help communities, programs, and initiatives work to remove barriers to health and achieve health equity. Topics include the built environment and youth sports.