Join us! CDC Twitter Chat for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Nov 29, 2012
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“Removing Barriers: Creating an Inclusive and Accessible Health Environment for People with Disabilities”

NCHPAD invites all of our followers to join in on recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities Monday, December 3rd at 2:00-3:00 CST.

How do you participate?

Follow the hashtag #IDPDchat on Twitter and updates from 

If you are already a self-proclaimed “Tweeter” please reply to comments and retweet using the hashtag #IDPDchat.  If you are new to the Twitter world signing up for an account simply requires your name and an email address.

This is your chance to have YOUR voice be heard!  This special Twitter Chat will focus on how public health leaders can work together to increase awareness of the barriers to healthy lives facing people with disabilities by promoting an inclusive and accessible health environment for all.  Topics include Healthy Living, Inclusion and Health Access, and Emergency Preparedness.

Help us remove barriers and increase access to health care services and public health programs for people with disabilities!

Presented by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) with participation from other disability and health organizations.

Look for other exciting releases from the CDC in commemorating International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

  • A feature article on how access to quality and timely health care has the potential to reduce health disparities in people with disabilities.
  • New photo album allowing you to take a deeper look into the lives of people living with a disability.  This album highlights their full and active lives telling their stories in pictures.
  • Jerry’s Story “healthy, everyday Joe, living a normal life”

Get involved! See you in Twitter land on December 3rd, 2:00 pm CST Follow #IDPDchat

@NCHPAD ( will be there, will you?




Author: Allison Hoit