February 2019


Community Living, Health & Wellbeing


Advocates, Individuals and Families, Policy Makers, Service Providers

National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability

Screenshot from NCHPAD website, picture of woman at doctor's office having her heartbeat listened to by a dr with a stethoscope.The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disabilities. NCHPAD helps people with disabilities and chronic health conditions participate in all types of physical and social activities, like:

  • fitness and aquatic activities
  • recreational and sports programs
  • adaptive equipment usage
  • and more

Founded in 1999, NCHPAD actively works to create healthy equity for people with disability by providing individualized information, referral and consultation services to people with disability, families, caregivers, policymakers, community members, health care practitioners and public health professionals.

NCHPAD conducts national training initiatives that educate disability and non-disability service providers in community health inclusion.

NCHPAD: Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

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