Recruiting PAS workers!
#RuralDisability | June 29, 2020
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RTC:Rural project director to present as part of ACL webinar

On Wed., July 1, at 2 p.m. EST (noon MST) RTC:Rural Project Director Andrew Myers will present as part of a webinar hosted by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

The webinar is about supporting rural communities by connecting older adults and people with disabilities to resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PAS workers in AK, AZ, MT: share your experiences!

RTC:Rural is partnering with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care to identify the supports needed for personal assistance services (PAS) workers in underserved rural communities.

To help better understand PAS worker experiences, the Rural Personal Assistance Worker Project Team is recruiting PAS workers in Alaska, Arizona, and Montana to take pictures of their daily work experiences. This is a paid opportunity. 

Rural Community Living Development

Project Snapshot: Rural Community Living Development

For the Rural Community Living Development (RCLD) project, RTC:Rural is partnering with the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) to develop a peer-to-peer mentor training for CILs that will prepare CIL staff to work on community development activities. 

Partners For Healthy Community Living

Project update: Partners for Healthy Community Living

Due to COVID-19, the Building Networks to Expand Living Well Delivery project has been adapted to the Partners for Healthy Community Living project. This project seeks to get consumers with disabilities, many of whom are now facing great challenges due to reduction in community access, connected to peer support and resources remotely during this uncertain time.

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University of Montana Rural Institute. RTC:Rural (Research and 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.