National Association of County and City Health Officials

Health and Disability 101 Training for Health Department Employees

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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Time to Start

3-5 minutes


1.00 hour


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The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products, and services. 

Learners can expect an opportunity to apply new skills through learning assessments that relate directly to course objectives, with immediate feedback. It is recommended that learners make sure to listen to the complete audio portion as it contains more information than what is displayed on the screen.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.


What You'll Learn

  • Name three major types of disability. 
  • Describe three major health disparities experienced by the population of people with disabilities. 
  • Provide three examples of accessible features among health department programs and services. 
  • Explain three benefits to including people with disabilities in health department programs, products and services. 

Competency Terms

Behavior Change
Population Diversity
Workforce Diversity
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services
Policy, Program, & Service Impacts
Community Programs & Services
Community Engagement

Related Occupations

Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Health Educator
Human Resources Personnel
Other Management & Leadership
Other Professional
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Informatics Specialist
Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Public Health/Preventative Medicine Physician