The Missouri Disability and Health Collaborative is committed to developing public health fitness and nutrition strategies that are fully accessible to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mobility limitations. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this project is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the UMKC Institute for Human Development.
What We’re Doing to Improve Service Availability
The Collaborative project team is emersed in five major initiatives to reduce health disparities experienced by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mobility limitations:
Our project work also includes:
- Understanding health disparities facing people with IDD
- Reaching out to help people with disabilities to know about their existing programs
- Creating accessible program materials
- Communicating with people with disabilities
- Partnering with disability organizations
- Learning about Universal Design
- Including people with disabilities and family members on boards and committees
MODHC also works with the Department of Health and Senior Services to ensure that new public health strategies used statewide will be inclusive and accessible from the start.