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About Us: Office on Disability and Health

Purpose

People with disabilities can be at higher risk for chronic disease, injuries and abuse. Promoting the health of people with disabilities and eliminating disparities between people with and without disabilities in North Carolina is critical.

Description

The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH) works to integrate the health concerns of persons with disabilities into state and local public health programs. This integration helps create sustainable infrastructure, build capacity, maximize resources, and promote inclusive policy initiatives.

The goals of the NCODH are to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the health related needs of individuals with disabilities
  • Improve access to health services and involvement in health promotion programs, including emergency preparedness (PDF, 85 KB)
  • Conduct and report on research and data collection
  • Affect sustainable system changes in policies, procedures, and practices related to health and disability.

Contact

For more information about this service contact:

  • Children and Youth Branch, 919-707-5600