Skip to main content

Rural Health
Resources by Topic: People with disabilities

NADTC Best Practices Compendium
Highlights innovative programs, best practices, and lessons learned by 16 programs funded by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) between 2017-2019. Identifies common themes across the programs that serve as key considerations for communities that want to expand accessible transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities. Includes a section focused on rural transportation programs.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
view details
COVID-19 Vaccination: Resources for Disproportionately Affected Communities
Resources to support access to COVID-19 vaccination among disproportionately affected communities: people experiencing homelessness, correctional facilities, older adults, and people with disabilities. Includes information focused on reaching those who are homebound.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
view details
COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources
Provides access to U.S. Census Bureau data useful in pandemic-related decision-making, as well as data from other federal agencies. Offers state and county impact planning reports that provide sociodemographic data, including data on at-risk populations, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Also provides data on businesses and employment.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
view details
People with Disabilities Still at Risk in Congregate Care Settings
Describes factors that increase the rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death in congregate care settings, specifically among people with disabilities. Compares the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing facilities by rural and urban status and by region between May 2-August 8, 2021. Discusses how vaccination and community-based programs can reduce the risk of COVID-19 among people with disabilities.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities
view details
Mental Health and Substance Use Among Adults with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, February–March 2021
Examines symptoms of anxiety or depression, new or increased substance use, and suicidal ideation among adults with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes data for urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Mark É. Czeisler, Amy Board, JoAnn M. Thierry, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 70(34), 1142–1149
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
view details
2020 Transportation Trends
Identifies trends and issues affecting the availability of accessible transportation for older adults and people with disabilities. Includes examples of programs underway in rural areas to address transportation needs.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
view details
COVID-19 Policy Flexibilities Affecting Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: What to Keep, Modify, or Discard?
Report exploring policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering recommendations to support telehealth, mental healthcare, and access to care for children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN), including rural populations. Identifies policy flexibilities and the policy mechanisms and legislation that allowed for those flexibilities.
Author(s): Sharon Silow-Carroll, Helen DuPlessis, Elaine Henry, Samantha Di Paolo
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Health Management Associates, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
view details
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density.
Additional links: All Report Data, All Report Maps, All Report Tables
Author(s): Kelvin Pollard, Linda A. Jacobsen
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Population Reference Bureau
view details
CMS Office of Minority Health COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Vaccination resources for healthcare providers and community partners working with racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, sexual and gender minorities, and rural populations. Provides resources to share with consumers and patients, including information in different languages.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS Office of Minority Health
view details
Personal Care Assistance in Rural America
Explores where people with disabilities who need help with self-care and daily activities live, and compares that to where Personal Care Aides (PCAs) are located. Includes demographics on PCAs, with breakdowns by urban and rural location, and county-level maps showing metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore areas, and levels of mismatch in numbers of PCAs per 1,000 people with self-care disabilities.
Author(s): Rayna A. Sage, Lillie Greiman, Susan A. Chapman, et al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of California San Francisco, Health Workforce Research Center on Long Term Care
view details