People with disabilities are one of the largest and most underserved subpopulations in the United States, consisting of more than 54 million Americans, many of whom have physical disabilities. They experience higher prevalence, incidence, and burden of disease as well as shorter survival and differences in access to, quality of, and outcomes from the healthcare services that are provided to people with disabilities. Their health and what they are able to do is impacted by the information and resources they are able to access.
The mission of the National Resource Center for Aging with Disability is to connect people with information about programs and organizations that can help them live healthier, more enjoyable lives.
This information is being identified by staff at the Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental Access for Healthy Living (IDEAL) Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC). The IDEAL RRTC is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to conduct activities to understand and promote healthy aging for people with long-term physical disabilities. More information about the specific activities of the RRTC can be found on the project website at: https://disabilityhealth.medicine.umich.edu/research/ideal-rrtc
About the Resources and Programs Listed
The resources and programs on this site have been vetted or are currently being vetted by the IDEAL RRTC research team. If you have a resource you would like to see added to our site, please contact us or complete this webform with the information about the identified program or organization.
**Please note that we do not include information about companies providing direct services or paid products.
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