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Services that May Need to be Integrated

Given the many different social determinants that affect a person's health, integrating services is a key way to ensure that the complex needs of people with disabilities are met in an efficient way.

  • Housing services or independent living services can help a person with a disability live independently by providing services to make sure their homes are accessible and safe.
  • Meal delivery services can help provide a balanced diet to meet nutrition requirements.
  • Transportation services that are disability-appropriate
  • Companion care and access to social or community activities provides people with a community network. The ability to access different community-based activities is important to social and mental wellbeing.
  • Insurance enrollment assistance and assistance using the Marketplace will ensure that rural residents with disabilities are covered with health plans that can meet their needs.

Resources to Learn More

ADA National Network
Website
Information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act, complete with links to regional ADA centers, fact sheets, and resources for implementing the ADA.
Organization(s): ADA National Network

Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Website
Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports to meet the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Organization(s): Administration for Community Living
Date: 4/2016

Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL)
Website
A national network of rural centers for independent living (CILs) and other organizations and individuals concerned with the unique aspects of rural independent living. APRIL is organized to promote independence and strive for full rights and benefits for individuals with disabilities living in rural environments. The site includes resources on accessing healthcare.
Organization(s): Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

Community Health Workers Toolkit
Website
Community Health Workers can be used not only in a clinical setting but to help individual access different human services.
Organization(s): Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Services Integration Toolkit
Website
Online toolkit designed to help rural communities seeking to implement services and integration programs using evidence-based and promising models.
Organization(s): Rural Health Information Hub

United States Department of Labor Disability Training
Website
Training and employment assistance to people with disabilities.
Organization(s): United States Department of Labor