The Charles County Department of Health began the Charles County Health for All coalition in 2020.
All Charles County residents will have equal access to community programs to help them lead a healthy lifestyle (with a focus on physical activity and nutrition).
Our mission is to help people with disabilities lead a healthy lifestyle in their own community by:
Adults with disability are more likely to have a serious chronic disease.
Nearly half of all adults with disability get no aerobic physical activity.
Obesity rates for adults with disability are higher than for adults without disability.
Obesity rates for children with disability are higher than for children without disability.
Physical activity is lower for children and youth with disability than their peers without disability.
These facts and many more affect the 56 million Americans living with disability, a substantial portion of the population.
Facts from www.committoinclusion.org
View the links below to see the disparities that exist in the rates of obesity and physical activity among persons with and without disabilities.