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#RuralDisability | December 21, 2018
#RuralDisability. An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
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RTC:Rural researchers publish article on disability rates in Journal of Rural Health

Dr. Rayna Sage, Dr. Bryce Ward, Andrew Myers, and Dr. Craig Ravesloot recently published an article in the Journal of Rural Public health titled “Transitory and Enduring Disability Among Urban and Rural People.”

The article explores how disability rates vary by age, gender, and race between rural and urban places. While there has been some recent research on the intersection of disability and rurality, there is a lack of research on disability across the life span in rural places, and few studies include a measure of how people move in and out of disability over time.


Healthy Community Living Project Shares Stakeholder Engagement Practices for Online Conference

RTC:Rural’s Director of Knowledge Translation Tracy Boehm Barrett and RTC:Rural Project Director Tannis Hargrove presented on their work with the Healthy Community Living project during the Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability & Rehabilitation Research's annual conference. This year's theme was "Engaging Ways to Engage Stakeholders."

Their presentation was titled “Co-creating With Stakeholders: A Case of Engaging Through Concept and Design for Program Development.”

Living and Working Well with a Disability Peer-to-Peer Series

Facilitators share rural barriers to participation in Peer-to-Peer Series call

Residents in rural areas can face many challenges and barriers to accessing services and programs, such as those offered by Centers for Independent Living. On the most recent Living and Working Well Facilitator Peer-to-Peer call, program facilitators discussed barriers to participation in their workshops such as limited (or no) transportation options, competition for time, insufficient infrastructure, lack of supporting resources, and fewer outreach and recruitment opportunities.

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RTC:Rural. Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities.

The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural) conducts research on disability as part of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana.

RTC:Rural is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant No. 90RT5025 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.