Dr. Rosemary Hughes of the University of Montana’s Rural Institute, and Dr. Margaret Nosek of Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Research on Women with Disabilities (CROWD) are principal investigators on a 3-year grant from the NIH National Library of Medicine, “Partnering with Women with Disabilities to Develop a Health Information Website.” The grant award was made to Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Nosek is the contact principal investigator. The project involves a close partnership with a Community Advisory Board, a Medical Advisory Board, and the Texas Medical Center Library, to expand health information on the CROWD website and make it more interactive and accessible for women with disabilities. You can follow the progress on this project and offer comments at www.bcm.edu/crowd.
The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities and the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) are promoting the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we want to take this time to highlight one of the many Rural Institute research projects designed to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Project spotlight: Partnering with People with Developmental Disabilities to Address Violence
The objective of the project was to partner closely with people with developmental disabilities (DD) to develop accessible measures for people with DD and then use those measures to examine the effect of childhood and adult abuse on physical and psychological health outcomes in people with DD.