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health and well-being of their comthe use of jargon, acronyms and
can even hire people with ID to
munity members. They often serve
abstract statements.
join your organization.
as stewards of community wellness
*	 Awareness and training - UnBy focusing on inclusive health,
hubs - trusted gathering places that
derstand your community, and
park and recreation professionals
connect everyone to essential protrain your staff on the challenges
can become a community wellness
grams, services and spaces that adand barriers faced by people with
hub for all. The Inclusive Health
vance health equity, improve health
ID, and identify ways to remove
Promotion toolkit (nrpa.org/
outcomes and enhance quality of life.
these barriers.
ParksForInclusion), created by
Park and recreational professionals
*	 Establish sustainable and intenNRPA with support from Special
can take action to remove barriers
tional inclusion - Build this by
Olympics, provides a framework
and improve access for people with
changing organizational culture to
for park and recreation professionID by implementing these strategies:
value and understand inclusion.
als to be more inclusive in pro*	 Create welcoming spaces - En*	 Develop a formal inclusion policy
grams and services, ensuring that
sure your programming and
- The movement toward inclusive
agencies are prepared to make a
physical spaces are accessible and
health can start small and grow.
push for intentional inclusion.
welcoming.
People with ID will be your best reEveryone should have the same
*	 Use accessible communication
source when striving to make your
access to health opportunities. Re- Ensure your communications
organization inclusive. Ask them
member, if it is not for everyone, it
are in plain language (no more
about the challenges they face evis for no one.
than a sixth-grade reading level
ery day or ask for their suggestions
Deon Villasencio is an Inclusive Health Specialist for
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27, 2021You
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Olympics (dvillasencio@specialolympics.org).
and straight to the point).
Avoid
on howMod:
to improve
programs.

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