The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) at the University of Kansas is conducting the nation-wide Health and Disability Survey to learn more about how health insurance, health care access, and the current pandemic are impacting adults with disabilities. RTC:Rural is partnering with CHRIL to increase the rural representation in the survey.
To take the survey, you should:
Be 18 or older
Have any type of disability, chronic illness/disease, mental or physical health condition
Whether you have private insurance, insurance from an employer, TRICARE, Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance right now, please consider taking the survey.
On April 23, Dr. Meredith Repke, RTC:Rural Research
Associate, will present findings from the Rural
Access to Health Insurance and Health Care study, a partnership
between RTC:Rural and the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living
(CHRIL), at the 2019 NARRTC conference.
This year’s conference theme is “Inclusive Disability Research and Practice:
Building on our History.” The study is being led by RTC:Rural Director Dr.
Repke is presenting as part of a panel of researchers on the
project who are sharing different findings from the 2018 National Survey on
Health Reform and Disability (NSHRD). CHRIL conducted the survey to understand
how changes in health care reimbursement strategies affect working-age people
with disabilities in terms of access to health insurance, as well as associated
health care and quality of life outcomes. RTC:Rural researchers helped recruit
people with disabilities from rural areas, and will use their data to answer
some rural-specific questions.