University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
The Healthy Community Living (HCL) program combines independent living skills training with health promotion to support self-determination and health status of adults with disabilities. It includes two workshop curricula, Community Living Skills and Living Well in the Community. Each of these provides a framework for workshop participants to increase peer support while building their individual capacity to live independently and maintain their health. The HCL Program weaves consumer choice and control throughout all of the workshop sessions by guiding consumers to identify their own goals, intentions, and process for reaching them. These workshops can be conducted in face-to-face groups or using video conferencing software.
health and wellness, rural, disability
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National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
This project is supported by grant #90DP0073 from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research within the Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents and opinions expressed reflect those of the author(s), are not necessarily those of the funding agency, and should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
Ravesloot, C., Boehm Barrett, T., Hargrove, T., Ender, J., & Willard, M. (October 2020). Healthy Community Living: An Update on Outcomes. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.