Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

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The Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit is one way AUCD provides resources and strategies to, “champion and model diversity, equity and inclusion.” AUCD is continually searching for resources to make available at the Diversity & Inclusion website. In December, 10 recently added resources are highlighted. The focus of these resources includes health conditions & equity; ethnicities; business and employment; and more.

New NACCHO Fact Sheet: Five Steps for Inclusive Health Promotion | Healthy People, Healthy Places

NACCHO’s Health and Disability program recently released a new fact sheet, titled “Five Steps for Inclusive Promotion,” now available via the NACCHO Health and Disability webpage. 

Source: NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program

This four-page resource provides health department staff with five action steps for the development and delivery of inclusive health promotion programs and activities. Each action step provides helpful resources and tools for local health departments to ensure all community members are engaged in health promotion activities. Click here to view the fact sheet.


The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) works with local health departments to promote the inclusion and engagement of people with disabilities in all public health programs, products, outreach, and services.

NACCHO encourages health departments to include people with disabilities when creating and delivering health promotion activities. This fact sheet provides five action steps for local health officials to ensure that the development and delivery of health promotion programs and activities are inclusive and accessible.

NACCHO also recommends the Guidelines for Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies Implementation Manual to inform disability inclusion in community health promotion strategies.


  • People with Disabilities: Health Department Strategieshttp://bit.ly/2seoac8
  • Guidelines for Disability Inclusion in Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Programs and Policies Implementation Manual http://bit.ly/2sJgUbL
  • The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition: I Can Do It, You Can Do It! http://bit.ly/2sJlSVQ
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    This fact sheet was made possible through support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cooperative Agreement #5NU38OT000172-04-00 (specifically, this project was supported by the Disability and Health Branch within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities).

Resources within Reason: The Evidence for Inclusion


“Did you ever have someone ask you for a definition of inclusion? Or did you ever wish you could quickly access the research that documents the benefits of inclusion for young children with and without disabilities? If you answered yes, you may find this issue of Resources within Reason useful. It features resources that will help you quickly pull up and share definitions, research findings, and access essential examples of the evidence for inclusion. These materials may be used to raise awareness, support planning, offer strategies, and hopefully, change attitudes…”