New map: locations of skilled nursing facilities
#RuralDisability | May 27, 2020
#RuralDisability: an eNewsletter from the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
US map showing locations of skilled nursing facilities

Skilled nursing facilities in rural communities: Opportunities for partnering on COVID-19 response efforts

Nearly one-third of skilled nursing facilities are located in rural counties. CMS and the CDC have released guidance for COVID-19 prevention and response that rural communities can use to address the needs of institutionalized people with disabilities. Guest blog post by Dr. Meg Ann Traci, RTC:Rural Knowledge Broker.

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New research brief: How do adults with travel-limiting disabilities get around?

RTC:Rural’s newest research brief examines how rural people with disabilities use different types of transportation. Using data from the 2017 National Household Travel Survey, this research brief explores travel behaviors and characteristics of rural and urban people with disabilities.

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Rural Institute project seeking volunteers with SCI for online intervention study

Researchers at the Rural Institute are partnering with researchers at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas, to test ZEST, an online psychological health promotion intervention for women with spinal cord injury (SCI). ZEST is a group program held in Second Life, an online virtual world. 

Volunteers are being recruited now through August 2020. 

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TODAY: LU-RRTC listening session on COVID-19, people of color with disabilities, and research capacity building

TODAY: Wednesday, May 27, 2020: 2-3:30 pm EST

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities at Langston University (LU-RRTC) is facilitating a discussion focused on emerging issues around people of color with disabilities and COVID-19 to understand the current reality on the ground as a tool to develop short-term and long-term research capacity building strategies and models that empower historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions to engage in COVID-19 applied research. 

For more information please contact Andre
Washington at: 

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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.