The webinar is about supporting rural communities by connecting older adults and people with disabilities to resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar will feature researchers and program leaders including:
- Amanda Reichard, PhD, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, ACL (Moderator)
- Lance Robertson, Administrator, ACL (Introduction and welcome)
- Collette Adamsen, PhD, Director, National Resource Center on Native American Aging
- Sara Tribe Clark, Director, Eldercare Locator
- Richard Petty, MBA, Director, IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance Center for independent living at ILRU
- Andrew Myers, MA, University of Montana Rural Institute
The webinar will be held on Zoom, and registration is not required.
How to join the webinar
Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST (noon MST)
Instructions: On Wednesday July 1 at 2:00 pm. EST, click on the Zoom link to join the webinar.
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Rural people with disabilities and COVID-19
Myers presentation will be titled “COVID-19 and Disability in Rural America.” He will be presenting data from a recent RTC:Rural survey that explored rural and urban differences in COVID-19 health risks, adherence to public health recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19, and trust in different information sources related to COVID-19.
More on COVID-19 from RTC:Rural
RTC:Rural has staff working with disability groups and advocates around the country and across the state of Montana on COVID-19 issues affecting people with disabilities in rural areas. Some of this work, as well as other relevant research and information about how the COVID-19 pandemic is, and will continue, to impact people with disabilities, can be found here: