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Reaching People With Disabilities Through Healthy Communities

In January 2016, HealtheConnections and ARISE were jointly funded by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to participate in the Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities project. Together, HealtheConnections and ARISE work to make health-related changes within Onondaga County more inclusive of people with disabilities.

Onondaga County, one of ten communities to receive funding, utilizes state and community collaboration to accelerate disability inclusion policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) improvements. Grant funds support disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices, like eating nutritious food and being physically active, the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, work, play, and receive care.

For more information about our partner ARISE, visit their website. For more information about Reaching People with Disabilities through Healthy Communities, contact Mary Carney, Population Health Analyst, at mcarney@healtheconnections.org.