Did you know that one in four Americans live in a household with someone with a disability?
 
#RuralDisability | July 19, 2017
 
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New Research Explores Disability at the Household Level

A new RTC:Rural Research Brief “Prevalence of Disability: Individual and Household Context” reveals that one in four Americans without a disability lives in a household with someone with a disability. This analysis highlights the fact that the impact of disability goes beyond the individual level and extends to the household level, an insight that needs to be taken into consideration for future disability research and policy-making.

 
 
 
 
 
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Learn More About Our Living Well with a Disability Program in Upcoming Webinars

Mark your calendars for upcoming webinars about our successful Living Well with a Disability program! Living Well with a Disability is a ten week peer-facilitated health promotion workshop developed at RTC:Rural in collaboration with people with disabilities for people with disabilities. It focuses on developing a healthy and balanced lifestyle to meet quality-of-life goals.

Living Well Technical Assistance, to be held on August 3, 2017, is for past and current organizations that are LWD program providers and individuals who are current facilitators of the program. The second webinar, Living Well Intro, is for organizations and individuals who have not previously participated in the LWD program and will be held on August 24, 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
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Finding and Using Data for Advocacy guide now available

The newly revised Finding and Using Data for Advocacy How-To Guide is now available. Part of RTC:Rural’s new Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit, Finding and Using Data for Advocacy starts at square one to explain what data is and how it can be used to support disability advocacy efforts, and provides links to public data sets related to disability, including RTC:Rural’s Disability Counts Data Finder.

 
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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. 90RT50250100 to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage in rural community living.