Welcome to NCODH
The NC Office on Disability and Health (NCODH) works to promote the health and wellness of persons with disabilities in North Carolina through an integrated program of policy, practice and evaluation. The goals of the NCODH are:
- To increase awareness and understanding of the health related needs of individuals with disabilities
- Improve access and inclusion
- Develop health promotion programs and educational materials for consumers and professionals
- Conduct and report on research and data collection
- Affect disability policy related to these areas
NC's Plan to Promote the Heath of People with Disabilities is designed to advance the integration of disability into the health promotion and disease prevention infrastructure within our state and to increase the focus on health and wellness in the disability community. It calls upon all North Carolinians to share their expertise and resources to build the state's capacity to improve the health of people with disabilities across the lifespan. The Plan also challenges all of us to tackle inaccessible environments, discriminatory attitudes, policies and norms that result in barriers to health, wellness, and quality of life for people with disabilities. We encourage you to review the Plan and focus on the leading health indicators most relevant to your work and passion. Please take time to consider how you can turn your good intentions into a PLEDGE to take action to improve the health of people with disabilities.
The NCODH receives primary funding from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention as a collaborative endeavor between the Division
of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human Services and the FPG Child Development Institute
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.