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National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

Brief Description of Your Organization's Activities:: 

Founded in 1999, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) works to promote health benefits among people with disabilities and health conditions through increased participation in all types of activity. These may include recreational programs, specific sports, exercise techniques, fitness activities, adaptive equipment, and more. NCHPAD is the premier resource for information on physical activity, health promotion, and disability serving persons with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities across the lifespan.

The Center will fulfill its mission by achieving the following goals:

1. Developing Leadership through the formation of local Inclusive Health Coalitions (IHCs) that support community health inclusion.
2. Providing individualized Information, Referral and Consultation services to people with disabilities, families, caregivers, policymakers, organizations, community members, health care practitioners and public health professionals.
3. Promoting community and individual behavior change through a Health Communications network that channels social media between and within disability and non-disability service providers and organizations.
4. Developing a set of guidelines to promote inclusive Policies in physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle weight management.
5. Developing a comprehensive Training initiative that educates disability and non-disability service providers in community health inclusion.

Organization's Website:

Technical Assistance from highly trained Information Specialists:

Toll-Free/TTY: 800-900-8086
Online Live Chat:

Contact: James Rimmer, Director
4000 Ridgeway Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Telephone: (800) 900-8086


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