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Akron Health Department, OH

Local Health Department Receiving Technical Assistance: Akron Health Department, OH

NACCHO is currently offering technical assistance support to local health departments to improve their capacity to develop or enhance health promotion programs for people living with disabilities through coordination of existing health department and community services.

Akron Health Department is receiving technical assistance from Multnomah County Health department and is planning a health promotion summit while working to gain new perspective on how to assure that their summit will have a comprehensive agenda, managed, expected outcomes, and planned action steps to achieve an ongoing network of community resources.

Akron Health Department is surveying clients/patients with disabilities to identify health promotion needs and interests. In addition, they are working in partnership with leaders and members in the disability community to address the social determinants of health for people with disabilities.

Akron Health Department plans to hold their health promotion summit to create an Agenda for Action for health promotion with and for people with disabilities in Spring 2009. 

For more information on Akron Health Department's project, visit their Web site:

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for further details about Multnomah County's project.