Promoting Full Equity: Creating Inclusive Chronic Disease Prevention Programs

March 10, 2022

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Visit the links below to view the other parts of the Promoting Full Equity Series: Creating Inclusive Chronic Disease Prevention & Management Programs 

April 14, 2022 - Part 2: Inclusion Fundamentals
May 5, 2022 - Part 3: Preparing Your Program, Part 1
June 16, 2022 - Part 4: Preparing Your Program, Part 2

Target Audience

Instructors/leaders/coaches of evidence-based health promotion programs, public health professionals, nurses, diabetes educators, disability providers, physicians, pharmacists, allied healthcare professionals, and other interested individuals working in chronic disease prevention and management.


Promoting equitable access for underserved populations is becoming a high priority for public health and health promotion professions. The ability to understand and integrate the needs of participants with a wide range of abilities is critical for anyone involved in the implementation of evidence-based chronic disease prevention & management programs. This 4-part training series will be provided by staff from the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability and Easterseals Iowa.  It will cover foundational-level knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to adapt evidence-based health promotion programs, so they are inclusive of participants with and without disabilities.

Series Learning Objectives

  • Identify three barriers to participation in evidence-based chronic disease prevention & management programs faced by adults with disabilities and solutions for each.
  • Identify three resources related to promoting healthy eating and/or physical activity for participants with disabilities.
  • Identify three ways to partner with the disability community to promote inclusive programs.
  • Utilize two resources related to recruitment and retention of participants with disabilities in a diabetes prevention program.
  • Explain the five domains of the Guidelines Recommendations Adaptations Including Disability (GRAIDs) adaptation framework.
  • Apply the five domains of the GRAIDs to evidence-based programs.
  • Develop a basic plan of action for removing barriers and sustaining inclusion.

Part 1 Topics

  • An Introduction to Health & Wellness for People with Disabilities
  • What is Inclusion, Accessibility and Other Very Important Concepts
  • Where Inclusion Starts: Building Your Partnerships with the Disability Community 
  • Your Inclusion Plan of Action
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/10/2022 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
03/10/2022 - 1:00pm CST

Rebecca Cline, MPH
Inclusion Information Specialist, National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability, Lakeshore Foundation


Tracy Keninger, MS, CRC, ATP
Rural Solutions and Assistive Technology Program Director, Easterseals Iowa 


Chris Mackey 
Senior Project Coordinator/Information Specialist, National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability, Lakeshore Foundation


Accreditation Statements

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Department of Public Health. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit will be awarded.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Rebecca Cline, MPH - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Maggie Ferguson, MS, CRC, CBIS - Planning Committee Member
  • Tracy Keninger, MS, CRC, ATP - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Chris Mackey - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
  • Andrew Minear, MPH, NDPP SQS - Activity Director
  • Trina Radske-Suchan, PT, CSCS - Activity Director

The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON


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