Find training opportunities to improve competencies in disability inclusion hosted by Maryland Disability Health Inclusion Program and our partners.
Health and Disability 101 for Health Department Employees
The Disability Health Inclusion Program (DHIP) welcomes all. Maryland Department of Health (MDH) staff to learn more about inclusion by completing a training developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The purpose of this one-hour training is to educate health department employees about the benefits of and strategies for including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products, and services. Click the link below to access training.
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)!
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the civil rights law which prohibits discriminiation against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public, will celebrate the 30th anniversary on July 26. To learn more, please visit https://adata.org/ada-anniversary. #ADA30 #ThanksToTheADA
Public Health Competencies in Disability Inclusion
Maryland's Disability Health Inclusion Program (DHIP) partnered with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to launch a series of webinars to build cultural competency around disability awarness and inclusion. To learn more about Maryland's Disability Health Inclusion Program and inclusion best practices, please see the links below.
In this webinar, participants will learn to define 'people first' language, describe multimodal communication, identify three resources to support accessible communication, and explain how partnering with community-based organizations serving people with disabilities can improve accessible communications.
In this webinar, participants will identify the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) as a resource to support inclusive community health, describe the Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII), understand how the CHII can support inclusive public health activities for people with disabilities, and identify NACCHO and Maryland DHIP resources to support inclusive health.
In this webinar, participants will name the six disability question to use when collecting disability data, identify at least three participatory methods for collecting data about people with disabilities, and learn one system to request disability data from the Maryland Department of Health.
Disability Inclusion in Public Health
The Maryland Disability Health Inclusion Program developed a Disability Inclusion in Public Health Webinar series in collaboration with the National Center on Health Physical Activity and Disability.
This session covers the fundamental terminology of disability inclusion. It provides broadly focused resources that public health practitioners across the board can use to integrate people with disabilities into their programs purposefully.
This is the second webinar in the series and it covers the approaches necessary for creating inclusive communities. This session will help you identify barriers to including people with disabilities in programs through the use of innovative community needs assessment tools, explain how to work with partners to create an inclusive plan and overall policy change.
This is the third webinar in the series and it covers the application of the Community Health Inclusion Index assessment in health promotion programs and policies. This webinar is provided in partnership with NCHPAD and the Massachusetts Disability Health Inclusion Program. They share their experience mobilizing inclusive partnerships, strengthening inclusion allies, and utilizing mini grants to engage numerous communities throughout the State to successfully implement change.
This is the fourth and final webinar in the series in partnership with NCHPAD. This interactive session covers strategies to include people with disabilities in physical activity and nutrition education and ways to engage people with disabilities in a discussion about health literacy and access concerns.