Prevalence of disability among adults using Rapid Assessment of Disability tool in a rural district of South India

Srikrishna Sulgodu Ramachandra, M.P.H., M.D., Komal Preet Allagh, M.P.H., Hemanth Kumar, M.P.H.,Nathan Grills, D.Phil., D.P.H., Manjula Marella, Ph.D., Hira Pant, M.A., D. Mahesh, B.E., Fairlene Soji, M.A.,Srinivasan Mani, M.Phil., M.S.W., G.V.S. Murthy, M.Sc., M.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: June 06, 2016 DOI: Background There are different estimates of disability prevalence reported in India due to the differences […]

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Rural disparities in receipt of colorectal cancer screening among adults ages 50–64 with disabilities

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Konrad Dobbertin, M.P.H., Jae Chul Lee, Ph.D., Elena M. Andresen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p394–401 Published online: June 17, 2014 DOI: Background Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Early detection can reduce mortality; however, only 59% of U.S. […]

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Tele-Health Promotion for Rural People with Disabilities: Toward a Technology Assisted Peer Support Model

 September 2007   Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, The University of Montana Rural Institute Format           Rural Disability and Rehabilitation Research Progress Report   This report focuses on the Living Well with a Disability (LW) program, which was originally designed to be delivered in-person by peer-support staff of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to groups […]

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Twenty-third Annual National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

June 3-7, 2007   University of Wisconsin-Stout   Format Conference          This rural alcohol and drug abuse conference provides participants with the opportunity to interact with rural alcohol and drug abuse professionals, federal agency representatives, and nationally known institute faculty and resource people.  Experts from across the U.S. will present 12 hour in-depth tracks, 4 […]

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University of Michigan Health System Spinal Cord Injury Rural Health Education Initiative (UMSCI-RHEI)

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation          Format           Project               People with spinal cord injuries living in Michigan’s rural counties often do not have the same ease of access to resources as people in larger cities. They often face many barriers to receiving quality health care services and maintaining independent and healthy living; […]

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Rural Programs & Resources: Mental Health

Iowa Rural Mental Health Initiative   Iowa State University Extension           Format           Grant   This two-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) which concluded July 31, 2004 was for programming that provided one-on-one assistance to families through area-based extension/citizen/provider support teams. Educational […]

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Rural Programs & Resources: Emergency Preparedness

Kentucky Outreach and Information Network (KOIN)   Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS)           Format           Network            In a disaster, many people can be hard to reach through radio and television or even by word of mouth. This can happen if they live in a remote rural area, do not speak English or have […]

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Rural Programs & Research for People with Disabilities

Breaking New Ground (BNG) Outreach Program of the BNG Resource Center   Purdue’s Cooperative Extension Service          Format           Outreach Program         To serve rural Indiana residents impacted by disability, the Breaking New Ground Outreach Program provides a variety of services, which are available to any resident of Indiana. These include:  1) access to the BNG […]

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Developing Mental Health Services for Deaf Persons in Rural Areas

Format           Article  Based on the experiences of the Regional Deaf Services Program (RDSP), a mental health program for the deaf in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, this article proposes five recommendations for developing specialized services for the deaf in rural areas:  1) Focus on Providing Services in Sign Language, 2) Establish an Aggressive Outreach […]

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Sponsored by: Purdue University’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and the Indiana State Office of Rural Health   Format           Website             For rural caregivers, caregiving is even more difficult because of factors such as geographical isolation, gaps in rural service delivery systems, and the unique needs of agricultural workers with disabilities. is designed to […]

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