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Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

“Inclusion is vital in today’s society for so many reasons and health is one of the most important! In order for people with a disability to be included they must be invited to participate at all levels from the planning process down to the programs. NCHPAD is here to help all organizations commit to inclusion in their programs and practices when it comes to health and wellness.” —Kelly Bonner

Join us in person or online for our Spring Seminar series on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 1 – 3pm ET to learn more about the “Building Healthy Inclusive Communities .” Learn more from Dr. Kelly Bonner, Senior Inclusion Specialist at the National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability—NCHPAD. She is a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and has a passion for designing inclusive workout programs. Additional NCHPAD staff will also serve as presenters. The seminar will be held at the UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY. A link to the live video stream of the seminar will be sent to registrants.

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Kelly Bonner – Senior Inclusion Specialist at the National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability (NCHPAD) in Birmingham, Alabama


The National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability (NCHPAD) works to achieve health equity for people with disabilities by building healthy, inclusive communities through training and collaboration. NCHPAD staff and partners have developed models and tools that include children and adults with disabilities with the goal of facilitating inclusive communities.

“The Human Development Institute is very excited to have Kelly Bonner and other NCHPAD staff lead this seminar. HDI has been on the forefront of developing collaborations that promote communities that are inclusive of all people, and that help us improve health outcomes for all Kentuckians. We see this seminar as a great way to reach out across the state and share some strategies to do this. Please come and be part of this informative afternoon!” – Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of NCHPAD’s efforts to achieve health equity for people with disabilities.
  2. Become familiar with NCHPAD resources for inclusive physical activity, fitness, recreation, sports, leisure, nutrition, disability and chronic health conditions.
  3. Identify ways to apply the Inclusive Community Health Implementation Package (iCHIP) which provides guidance and resources for community health leadership and promotion.

CRCC Continuing Education Units for Rehabilitation Counselors are pending. CEU’s are pending in Early Care & Education.