The Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative is a recipient of the “Innovative Approach to Inclusive Health” grant from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD). For this grant effort we have partnered with our local Nutrition Education Program (NEP) to assist in making their SNAP-Ed program accessible for and inclusive of all individuals. To guide our efforts, we have created an Inclusive Health Coalition consisting of health professionals, individuals with disabilities, and family members from across the state. Our team is working with the coalition to identify barriers individuals experience when trying to access local health programs and services. With the coalition and NEP staff, we will create inclusion solutions to remove these barriers. Once the solutions are selected, we will welcome individuals with and without disabilities to pilot them to create a truly inclusive SNAP-Ed program.
Be on the lookout for universally designed recipes and other inclusion solutions as we move forward with this exciting effort.