June 26, 2020

RTC:Rural project director to present as part of ACL webinar

COVID-19 molecule

On Wednesday, July 1, at 2 p.m. EST (noon MST) Andrew Myers, RTC:Rural Project Director, will present as part of a webinar hosted by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

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:

ACL- Administration for Community Living
  • 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)

Zoom link: Supporting rural communities: ACL webinar (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87657424419#success)

Instructions: On Wednesday July 1 at 2:00 pm. EST, click on the Zoom link to join the webinar.  

We recommend copy-pasting this information and link into a calendar notification so you don’t misplace the link.


Rural people with disabilities and COVID-19

Andrew Myers talking and gesturing
Andrew Myers

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:

COVID-19 and Rural People with Disabilities