The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH) was a partnership effort between the Women's and Children's Health Section of the Division of Public Health and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. The mission of NCODH was to promote the health and wellness of children, youth, and adults with disabilities in North Carolina and to address health disparities experienced by persons with disabilities across the life span. The goals of NCODH were to:
- increase awareness, understanding, and response to the health related needs of individuals with disabilities;
- promote accessibility and inclusion in diverse health services and opportunities;
- develop health promotion programs and educational materials for individuals, families, and professionals;
- enhance the science of disability surveillance and data collection on the health of persons with disabilities; and
- affect policy related to health and disability.
The work of NCODH was guided by documented health disparities, state and national health priorities and initiatives, concerns endorsed by persons with disabilities and other key stakeholders, and the NC Plan to Promote the Health of People With Disabilities: Everywhere, Everyday, Everybody.
For current information on disability and health issues in North Carolina, please contact:
Director, NC Office on Disability and Health
Children and Youth Branch, NC Division of Public Health
5601 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609