Community Living Research Projects - Core B

Core B contains five intervention projects:

  • R-7. Developing a Health Promotion Assistance Tool. This intervention develops, implements and tests a tool that staff at community-based organizations can use to provide individualized recommendations for consumers with disabilities and chronic health conditions in order to monitor and promote their healthy functioning in the community.
  • R-8. Development and Testing of an Informal PA Training Program. This project will develop, implement and test a training program for providers and consumers of informal personal assistance. The goal is to improve informal care providers and consumers’ knowledge and skills concerning how to best assist consumers to avoid disruptions in community living and to enhance community participation. 
  • R-9. Fair Housing Compliance Assessment and Advocacy. This project will develop measures and new advocacy methods that CILs and other advocates can use to enhance accessible housing stock through monitoring compliance with and advocating for adherence to federal housing laws. 
  • R-10. Community Engagement Initiative Knowledge Transfer (KT) Project. This study, an expansion of the Community Engagement Evaluation (CEE) project tested in the RRTC/MCIL, will use a grassroots community engagement technique to assess both the efficacy of the CEE method to address recreation access for this population and effective knowledge transfer methods for using the CEE. 
  • R-11. Building Capacity for Full Community Participation. This study will examine whether an existing Community Participation Training and Technical Assistance (CPTTA) intervention effectively enables CILs to more successfully bring about community and systems change to create more opportunities for civic engagement and community participation for people with disabilities.