University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
There are relatively few health promotion programs for people with disabilities who live in rural areas. An exception is Living Well with a Disability, a health promotion program for people with disabilities developed by researchers at the RTC: Rural (Ravesloot & Seekins et al.,1994). The Living Well program was originally designed to be delivered in-person by peer-support staff of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to groups of participants with disabilities. For many rural people with disabilities, however, the distances and travel difficulties inherent in their environment make onsite group programs impractical or inaccessible. Limited funding for programs such as Living Well with a Disability is an additional barrier to health promotion dissemination.
health and wellness, health promotion, independent living, secondary conditions, Living Well, rural, disability
© 2007 RTC:Rural.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Our research is supported by grant #H133B030501 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Dept. of Education.
Ravesloot, Craig Ph.D. and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Tele-Health Promotion for Rural People with Disabilities: Toward a Technology Assisted Peer Support Model" (2007). Health and Wellness. 27.