Plus upcoming presentations and opportunities
 
#RuralDisability | January 2020
 
#RuralDisability: An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
 
 
 
 
Outline of the continental US, with graph bars in the middle (from the StatsRRTC logo)

Research Snapshot: Expanding the Availability and Quality of Rural Data

In order to create policies and programs that serve the needs of people with disabilities in rural communities, it is important to know things about them. The federal government maintains several large data sets, but it can be difficult to access rural disability data.

RTC:Rural is conducting rural analyses of existing large data sets to contribute to a national disability statistics resource.

 
 
map of 2015 OMB county designations

Research Snapshot: Exploring Rural Disability Onset

RTC:Rural’s previous research has found that people in rural areas begin to experience disability as much as 10 years before people in urban areas. 

In order to understand this and other urban/rural differences, RTC:Rural is conducting research to understand how disability evolves in rural and urban areas.

 
 
 
 
 
RTC:Rural Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities and the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) National Survey on Health Reform and Disability.

Take the National Survey on Health and Disability!

The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for adults with disabilities (18+) to complete an online survey about health insurance and health care services. Whether you have private insurance, insurance from an employer, TRICARE, Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance right now please complete the survey.

Whether or not you complete the survey, you can choose to enter a drawing to win one of ten $100 gift cards. To take the survey over the phone or if you have any questions about participating, please call toll-free 1-855-556-6328 (Voice/TTY) or email healthsurvey@ku.edu.

This survey may look familiar to you. It was first posted in 2018 and is being posted for a second time this year. We welcome participation from those who completed it in 2018 and those who have never done it before.

Thank you!

 
 
 
 
 
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Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure, and Community Connect

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is putting on its first annual conference- Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure and Community Connect. The three-day summit will bring together hundreds of thought leaders, researchers and community members around topics that will change the culture and reality of paralysis. The summit will be held from February 26-28, 2020 in Washington DC.

For more information and to register, follow the link below:

 
 
 
 
 
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 number 90RTCP0002 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.