VNAH’s “Inclusion of Vietnamese with Disabilities” is a program funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist Government of Vietnam (GVN) to develop and implement disability related policies and programs. The program’s support has been instrumental to major results, such as:
The national disability law, which in 5 years has increased funding for disability security by 275%, and disability security recipients by 50%. Other major program's results include:
- The Accessibility Codes, Standards and Regulations for Public Constructions, Public Transportation, as well as Information, Communication and Technologies
- The National Action Plans on Disabilities
- The inclusion of disability-friendly articles in the revised Vocational Training Law and Labor Code
Empowering disability organization: The program has supported the establishment and builds capacity of disabled people organizations including the National Coordinating Council on Disabilities, the Vietnam Federation of Disabilities, and many DPOs at sub-national level.
Social work with disabilities: The program has supported the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and major universities to develop training curriculum and human resources in social work with persons with disabilities, and policy related to case management practices.
Inclusive Employment: In partnership with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the program established the Blue Ribbon Employer Council (BREC) in 2007. As of December 2015, BREC has 250 members of local and international employers which have hired more than 2,000 persons with disabilities.
Vocational Rehabilitation: The program has introduced US model of vocational rehabilitation in Vietnam by piloting service models in Danang and Hanoi, and developing training curriculum and national guidelines on vocational rehabilitation.