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: Home Usability for People with Disabilities
  • 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: Home Usability for People with Disabilities

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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