This site was designed to assist communities in collecting data about inclusion of people with disabilities and helping them identify solutions that will make their communities more inclusive.
Community health initiatives often do not provide enough supports for people with disabilities to fully participate in healthy, active living opportunities. The National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability develops resources for communities to use to fill these gaps. The two resources your community can use on this dashboard are the Community Health Inclusion Dashboard, and the Guidelines, Recommendations, Adaptations, Including Disability.
Your community can have its own ‘hub’ for gathering data on inclusion in your community. All stakeholders can join the hub to help collect data or view results. Your team chooses the locations that are most important to start assessing.
Use the CHI to gather data about your community’s supports for people with disabilities to participate in health promoting activities. This is done through an online form filled out directly on this dashboard.
A strength of using this dashboard is that it will automatically score the results of the CHI assessments that your community completes to provide a well-rounded profile of inclusion. This will help you identify areas your community is excelling at and areas that could use more support.
You will be able to view your results on a community map, and be able to visualize your results as charts and graphs.
Iterate through identifying which GRAIDs fit best, selecting the best solution and providing feedback.
Based on your results, the dashboard will recommend certain GRAIDs for each area of improvement.
You can go through and bookmark the GRAIDs that your community team think are most important to focus on to work towards improving first.
You will be able to provide feedback on how well a solution worked for your community.