Knowledge-to-action frameworks are useful tools to systematically implement evidence into community practice. One such framework is NCHPAD’s Inclusive Community Implementation Process (NiCIP) adapted from the CAN-IMPLEMENT. Community engagement and stakeholder input from the outset is a central principle of this framework. Within the NiCIP, stakeholders with disabilities must work alongside community implementers to implement sustainable knowledge use within the community. This charrette style training will incorporate multiple learning styles and breakout activities in a classroom setting.
Currently 1 in 4 people in the United States has a disability. That
means no matter the size, location, or topic of your event, you are most
likely serving individuals with a disability. The goal of all
organizations should be to host inclusive events that allow all
individuals, including individuals with a disability, the opportunity to
participate fully in the event. However, organizations often define
inclusion and accessibility in many ways leaving individuals with a
disability with an unclear understanding of what will be provided for
them and the amount of access they will truly have. This toolkit will
provide guidance on how to best serve the needs of all individuals in
any event setting.
Guidelines, Recommendations, Adaptations, Including Disability, or GRAIDs, were
developed as a method to adapt evidence-based programs to be inclusive of
individuals with disabilities. Watch this presentation conducted by Dr. Kerri Vanderbom to learn what the GRAIDs are and how to use them.