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Public Health Infrastructure Grant Training and Technical Assistance Accessibility Guide

April 9, 2024

This Accessibility Guide was created by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) to make the delivery of training and technical assistance through the OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems Grant, commonly referred to as the Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG), more inclusive. PHIG is a five-year investment providing funding for workforce development, foundational capabilities, and data modernization. This funding aids state, local, and territorial jurisdictions in being able to better address the multifaceted needs of the communities and populations they serve.

Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) partners are pivotal in advancing this public health initiative by offering specialized expertise, resources, and support. Whether in the realms of workforce development or the implementation of new technologies, amongst other topic areas, TTA partners bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Given the broad impact of the work completed by TTA partners, it is essential that accessibility is considered throughout the TTA response process.

Using a health equity lens while carrying out the work of this national initiative includes institutionalizing accessibility into all the technical assistance provided. Accessibility, according to the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (2022), necessitates that our technical assistance audience is able to “perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with electronic information and be active, contributing members of the digital world.” Though much of this guide focuses on incorporating accessibility for virtual deliverables, much of it is also applicable to in-person meetings.

This guide includes best practices for incorporating accessibility in the design of everyday tasks that technical assistance partners lead. Accessibility in the following areas is considered:

  • Accessibility for Virtual Meetings
  • Accessibility for Presentations
  • Accessibility for Written Materials

This work is supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, through OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems grant. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Focus Areas:
  • Health Equity
  • Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG)

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