The Virginia Health Promotion for People with Disabilities (HPPD) initiative is administered by the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. The HPPD mission is to “promote the health of people with disabilities, to prevent secondary conditions, and to eliminate disparities between people with and without disabilities in Virginia.”
HPPD collaborates with local and state partners to improve the health of all individuals with disabilities by raising awareness of special healthcare issues and needs; by enhancing services and accessibility in the public health system; and by planning programs and activities that facilitate systems change.
HPPD works with community partners to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing assistance and support for programs and events throughout the state. Recreational, social, and community activities are part of a healthy lifestyle. Inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society is essential to make our communities stronger and all Virginians healthier.