NIDRR’s Research on Health Disparities, People with Disabilities, and Minorities

This is the final article on a series about health disparities. Take a look through our blog to see related articles by NARIC staff.

There are a variety of projects funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) that deal with health disparities, people with disabilities, and minorities. We would like to introduce you to a few of those projects. Our NIDRR Program Database includes more than 1,500 current and completed projects. We conducted several searches through the online database to find the latest research from NIDRR. These three current projects focus on “health disparities”:

  • Health Care Disparities in Access and Utilization among Individuals with Disabilities, University of Maryland at Baltimore County (H133G090133).
  • The UMHS/AACIL Rehabilitation Research Training Program, University of Michigan (H133P090008).
  • Health and Health Care Disparities Among Individuals with Disabilities, University System of New Hampshire (H133A100031).

These four projects conduct research on issues facing minorities with disabilities.

  • Advanced Training in Translational and Transformational Research to Improve Outcomes for People with Disabilities, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (H133P110004).
  • The New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center, Boston University Medical Center (H133N060024 see also H133N110019).
  • Disability Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities, University of California – San Francisco (H133F40010). This project has completed its research activities.
  • Improving Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Intellectual Disabilities, University of North Carolina (H133G090124).

We also recommend visiting the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury to learn more about their work with people with spinal cord injuries in the Latino and African American communities in the Washington, D.C. region.

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