Richland Public Health Awarded Grant to Increase Disability Inclusion in Community Health Planning

Washington, DC – Richland Public Health has been awarded a $10,000 grant to participate in the Increasing Disability Inclusion in the Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Process project. 

The grant award was from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, with support from the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD). Richland Public Health and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan were the two recipients of the grant.

This  project will support both health departments as they include people with disabilities in their community health assessment and/or community health improvement plan efforts using the MAPP framework and the new MAPP Resource Guide for Disability Inclusion. This will ensure that data is collected and used to inform strategic priorities and place-based programs and services that support the health of people with disabilities. NACCHO and NCHPAD will provide tools and resources, technical assistance, and subject matter expertise throughout the project period.

Richland Public Health will be asked to demonstrate their experience in using the MAPP process as a framework to complete community health improvement plans, as well as display a history of partnerships with organizations within their jurisdiction that serve people with disabilities.

Richland Public Health will also participate in one-on-one technical assistance calls led by NACCHO to provide guidance on including people with disabilities throughout the MAPP process, as well as develop a success story to highlight their work to the local community so that other local health departments can learn from their experience.

For more information on NACCHO’s Health and Disability Program and the MAPP Disability Inclusion Resource Guide, visit

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The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit

For further information about NACCHO, contact:

Theresa Spinner
Director, Media and Public Relations
Direct:  202-783-5551