Grants and Contracts

Current Research Grants & Contracts

CDC 1NU27DD000012 Roberson (PI)


Florida Disability and Health Program

The DHP will work to adapt existing evidence based diabetes and school health programs to make them accessible for persons with mobility limitations and intellectual/developmental disabilities. The program will also foster partnerships with relevant organizations and produce communication products for persons with disabilities, their caregivers and those who serve them. The DHP will continue to rely on the expertise of the DCPG to help guide its work.

Completed Research Grants & Contracts

CDC 1U59 DD000992-01  Abbot (PI)


Florida Disability and Health Program

The Florida Department of Health (DOH), Disability and Health Program (DHP) will create policy and programmatic initiatives to achieve the inclusion of Floridians living with disabilities in local and statewide health promotion, wellness, disease prevention, and disaster preparedness activities.  A systematic evaluation of program activities will be on-going and a strategy for the sustainability of efforts will be implemented during the first through the third years of the grant.  The DHP contracts with University of Florida staff, who were responsible for the Florida Office on Disability and Health under the previous CDC grant period, for the completion of a statewide public health needs assessment, the in-house collection of data to establish baseline targets in Florida and provision of data support to the DHP.  The DHP will rely on volunteer members of a Disability Community Planning Group (DCPG) consisting of an Advisory Panel and Partners to provide their professional insight and personal experiences as they relate to living with a disability for topics of concern that include: health care access, physical accessibility to health services, health provider knowledge about disabilities, disaster and emergency preparedness, and community resources for persons with a disability.  The DCPG is comprised of persons with a disability (PWD), family/guardians/caregivers of a PWD and/or who work on behalf of persons with disabilities.

CDC 1U59 DD000273-01 Hall (PI)

Florida Office on Disability and Health

This purpose of this grant is to improve the health and quality of life of persons with disabilities in Florida. This will be accomplished in part through the creation of an Office on Disability and Health in the state. The new Office monitors disability and health programs and services. The FODH works to ensure access for persons with disabilities and to coordinate disability and health activities across organizations. In addition, the Office analyzes Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data to inform policy decisions and monitor the reported health of persons with disabilities.

CDC 1U59 DD000273-01 Hall (PI)

Florida Disability and Health Project – Module B
Right to Know Campaign

CDC 1U59 DD000273-01 Havercamp (PI)

Florida Disability and Health Project – Module E
Training Professionals & Paraprofessionals

CDC 1U59 DD000273-01 Brumback (PI)

Florida Disability and Health Project  Module F
Supplemental Surveillance