Research and Training Center on Community Living

Community Living





Kara Laing and Emily Gnefkow

Pictured above, Kara Laing (left) works on healthy cooking habits with volunteer Emily Gnefkow at Independence Inc., a center for independent living in Lawrence, Kansas.


RTC on Community Living Projects by Topic Area

All projects in the Research and Training Center on Community Living focus on enhancing community living and participation by people with disabilities. They approach this goal through a variety of topics.

Advocacy

  • R9: Fair Housing Compliance Assessment and Advocacy
  • R10: Community Engagement Initiative Knowledge Transfer Project
  • R11: Building Capacity for Full Community Participation


Centers for Independent Living (CILs)
and Community-based Organizations

  • R7: Developing a Health Promotion Assistance Tool


Civic involvement

  • R11: Building Capacity for Full Community Participation


Community engagement

  • R10: Community Engagement Initiative Knowledge Transfer Project
  • R11: Building Capacity for Full Community Participation


Employment

  • R5: Does VR Effectively Support Community Living?


Environmental influences

  • R3: Relation of Sociodemographics and Local Characteristics to Community Participation/Living
  • R6: Personal and Environmental Factors Influencing Community Living for People with Disabilities


Healthcare

  • R4: Multiple Chronic Conditions and Healthcare Access Disparities
  • R7: Developing a Health Promotion Assistance Tool
  • SSR2: Extending a Systematic Scoping Review of the Literature on Health Care Use and Receipt of Clinical Preventive Services by People with Disabilities


Housing

  • R1: Housing and Transportation Access in the American Housing Survey
  • R9: Fair Housing Compliance Assessment and Advocacy


Institutionalization

  • SSR1: A Systematic Scoping Review of the Literature on Risk Factors for Institutionalization


Online training

  • R11: Building Capacity for Full Community Participation


Personal assistants

  • R8: Development and Testing of an Informal PA Skill Building Program


Personal factors

  • R6: Personal and Environmental Factors Influencing Community Living for People with Disabilities


Recreation

  • R10: Community Engagement Initiative Knowledge Transfer Project


Research-to-practice project

  • R10: Community Engagement Initiative Knowledge Transfer Project


Secondary data

  • R1: Housing and Transportation Access in the American Housing Survey
  • R2: Time Use among People with Disabilities
  • R3: Relation of Sociodemographics and Local Characteristics to Community Participation/Living
  • R4: Multiple Chronic Conditions and Healthcare Access Disparities
  • R5: Does VR Effectively Support Community Living?
  • R6: Personal and Environmental Factors Influencing Community Living for People with Disabilities


Sociodemographics

  • R3: Relation of Sociodemographics and Local Characteristics to Community Participation/Living


Time use

  • R2: Time Use among People with Disabilities


Training

  • R7: Developing a Health Promotion Assistance Tool
  • R8: Development and Testing of an Informal PA Skill Building Program
  • R11: Building Capacity for Full Community Participation


Transportation

  • R1: Housing and Transportation Access in the American Housing Survey


Vocational Rehabilitation

  • R5: Does VR Effectively Support Community Living?

 


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