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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Disabilities topics
    Disability and health
    10 facts on disability
  2. Disability and rehabilitation programs
    Community-based rehabilitation (CBR)
    Assistive devices and technologies
    Capacity building
    Disability and rehabilitation in emergencies
    Publications  See especially World report on disability 2011 (Numerous languages)
  3. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
  4. Rehabilitation topics
  5. Deafness and hearing loss topics
  6. Prevention of blindness and deafness programs
    Prevention of Blindness and Visual Impairment

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH)
Interdependence: a new model for the global approach to disability
Medical rehabilitation in low and middle income countries for adult acquired disability: challenges posed by rapidity of health system change and position on the individualistic/collectivist axis.
The call and rise of disability leaders in Uganda, Africa: The first Christian based bachelors program in disability studies and special education at Africa Renewal University
A call to the Church: Embrace children with disabilities
Music in the mountains: creating sustainable therapy programs from short-term missions
A realist evaluation of the formation of groups of people with disabilities in northern India
Making distribution of wheelchairs sustainable: A Wheels for the World program in North India–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.
Barriers and Enablers Provided by Hindu Beliefs and Practices for People with Disabilities in India
Inclusion of people with psychosocial disability in low and middle income contexts: a practice review

B. Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) Publications
Christian Medical Journal of India (CMJI)—Numerous articles, some contain no references to IS&Gs but appear to demonstrate compliance:
Disabled or Able?  See especially: Putting the Last First p7

C. The Church for Whole Person Healing Website
Special Issues in Wholistic Ministries  See Disabilities

D. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC).  Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
Community-based rehabilitation

E. The Lausanne Movement  Disability Concerns–No references to IS&Gs but appear to demonstrate compliance.
Ministry among People with Disabilities
Mental Health and Trauma

F. William Carey International Development Journal
Transformational Development among Women with Disabilities in Sierra Leone, West Africa–No references to IS&Gs but appears to demonstrate compliance.

G. Additional Resources (See also Church & Healthcare / Community health and “Resources” tab).
Faith-based organizations providing disability services include:
Enabled Health CareDisability Services
Global CHE NetworkDisability Services
Joni & Friends

A. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Open public health courses and materials See especially:
Confronting the Burden of Injuries 2011

B. The Lancet Global Burden of Disease
Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015