Chris has more than twenty years of experience in the field of disability and health. He is a senior project coordinator with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham Alabama. He serves as the lead staff member in NCHPAD’s activities in the public health sector which include initiatives related to inclusive healthy community design, accessibility of health promotion environments, adapting evidence based chronic disease prevention and management programs—with a particular emphasis on diabetes prevention---and health equity for people with disabilities. Prior to joining NCHPAD, Chris worked for the North Carolina Office on Disability and Health (NCODH) where he focused on increasing the capacity of public health and health promotion programs and professionals to include people with disabilities. Chris graduated from East Carolina University with degree in Therapeutic Recreation and has briefly held an International Sports Science Association Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT) certification and was a trainer for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP.). He has served on various advisory boards and coalitions of both disability and public health organizations and has extensive knowledge of accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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- B09. Guidelines for Disability Inclusion and Engaging Community Programs
September 16, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM