Newly Funded State Disability and Health Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disability, and Disability and Health Branch are 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.

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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 Enhance 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.

Please email the Disability and Health Branch if you have any questions at disabilityandhealthbranch@cdc.gov.

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