An updated version of the Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program is now available to download for FREE!
#RuralDisability | October 12, 2017
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Free rural transportation toolkit now available from APRIL and RTC:Rural

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) and the RTC:Rural are excited to announce that an updated version of the Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program is now available to download for FREE. The Toolkit for Operating a Rural Transportation Voucher Program provides a model that describes how to bring together community members and resources to develop and operate a transportation system for people with disabilities in rural areas. The Toolkit, used to help solve problems in areas that lack transportation options, is available in PDF and text-only versions. Click the button below for more information and to download the toolkit!

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Webinar: Strengthening Public Health Workforce Competencies in a Rural State

Join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 for a webinar for public health and disability service providers about including people with disabilities in public health plans and efforts. The webinar, entitled Including People with Disabilities—Public Health Workforce Competencies, will be presented by Dr. Adriane Griffen, Senior Director, Public Health & Leadership, at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

Dr. Griffen will provide an overview of the competencies and linkages to public health accreditation and information on local and national resources to help public health organizations strengthen their workforce and better include people with disabilities. The webinar will also provide a forum for participants to discuss current resources and strategies being used by others in the field.

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Exchanging Knowledge and Expertise: RTC:Rural to engage with stakeholders at APRIL conference

We are excited to be preparing for the 23rd annual Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) conference, which will be held next week, October 20-23rd 2017, in Spokane, Washington. This year’s theme is “Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All.” As well as having two vendor tables inviting engagement with conference attendees, RTC:Rural staff will give two presentations. The first, “Social Media: Reaching Farther, Working Better” will be about using social media in telecommunication and to promote independent living skills. Our second presentation, titled “Asking Questions Leads to Solutions: Tools for Today and Tomorrow” will feature RTC:Rural research that has led to useful tools and products. Click the button below to read more about our presentations. We hope to see you there!

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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.