Guidelines and criteria for the implementation of community-based health promotion programs for individuals with disabilities

Am J Health Promot. Nov-Dec 2009;24(2):93-101, ii. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.090303-CIT-94.


Health promotion programs for people with disabilities are in the early stages of development. This critical review utilizes a credentialed expert panel to develop a set of guidelines for community-based health promotion programs for individuals with disabilities. The procedures include a review of background material, systematic literature review with drafted guidelines consisting of operational, participation and accessibility recommendations. The role that those with disabilities can play is addressed and includes program planning, implementation and evaluation, physical and programmatic accessibility of programs, and importance of evidence-based practices.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Disabled Persons*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Health Services Accessibility / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Patient Participation / methods
  • Program Development / methods*
  • Program Evaluation / methods
  • Quality of Life