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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(2), 328; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020328

Changing the Paradigm in Public Health and Disability through a Knowledge Translation Center

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Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
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Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
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Department of Health Behavior, University of Alabama at Birmingham/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
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Received: 8 December 2017 / Revised: 26 January 2018 / Accepted: 7 February 2018 / Published: 13 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Promotion Interventions for People with Disabilities)
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Abstract

People with disabilities are a health disparity population that face many barriers to health promotion opportunities in their communities. Inclusion in public health initiatives is a critical approach to address the health disparities that people with disabilities experience. The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is tackling health disparities in the areas of physical activity, healthy nutrition, and healthy weight management. Using the NCHPAD Knowledge Adaptation, Translation, and Scale-up Framework, NCHPAD is systematically facilitating, monitoring, and evaluating inclusive programmatic, policy, systems, and environmental (PPSE) changes in communities and organizations at a local and national level. Through examples we will highlight the importance of adapting knowledge, facilitating uptake, developing strategic partnerships and building community capacity that ultimately creates sustainable, inclusive change. View Full-Text
Keywords: disability inclusion; social determinants; health inequity disability inclusion; social determinants; health inequity
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Vanderbom, K.A.; Eisenberg, Y.; Tubbs, A.H.; Washington, T.; Martínez, A.X.; Rauworth, A. Changing the Paradigm in Public Health and Disability through a Knowledge Translation Center. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 328.

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