Here, we share take-aways from representing rural disability at five conferences across the country this fall
#RuralDisability | November 29, 2017
#RuralDisability enews header that reads: An eNewsletter of the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
photo of HCL team at APRIL 2017 conference

Healthy Community Living now in pilot phase

Healthy Community Living (HCL), RTC:Rural’s multi-media health promotion program to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, is excited to be moving into the piloting phase of curriculum development. As part of this project, RTC:Rural researchers have worked closely with experienced staff at Centers for Independent Living, peer experts in independent living philosophy, and staff from the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living to develop, test, and refine the HCL curricula. We especially want to acknowledge the tremendous work and collaboration of our Development Team and Pilot Team - click below to read more about our team members from across the country.

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Dr Rayna Sage presenting her poster at APHA 2017 conference

RTC:Rural is thankful for opportunities to share research at fall conferences

RTC:Rural is wrapping up the fall conference season, which began Oct. 20-23rd in Spokane, WA at the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living conference. Since then, RTC:Rural researchers have represented rural disability at five other conferences around the country: American Public Health Association in Atlanta, GA;  Association of University Centers on Disabilities in Washington, DC; Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation in Greenville, SC; Montana Youth Transitions in Billings, MT; and the Montana Healthy Communities in Helena, MT. Click below for some of our take-aways, and photos!

Excerpt of map of rates of self-care difficulty across America

Disability across America Map Series continues with self-care map

Our popular series featuring maps of disability across America continues to release a new map on our social media channels every Monday. For November, which was National Family Caregivers Month, we shared our map of rates of self-care difficulty across America. Click below for a full sized version of the map. And, follow #MapMonday on Facebook and Twitter for a new topic every week!

Woman dancing at a pow-wow wearing traditional dress

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.