Improving life for rural Americans with disabilities
University of Montana Rural Institute
Rural Institute (RI) is committed to creating better lives for rural people with disabilities and their families. With innovative services, training and research, RI strives to improve independence and participation of people with disabilities in everyday activities and all aspects of the community.
- Education and Training include Living Well with a Disability, a health promotion program that helps participants reach the quality of life goals through healthy lifestyles.
- Our community services include assistive technology demonstration and equipment loan to enable independence at home, school, work, and in the community throughout Montana.
- Research areas include rural transportation and employment options to support economic independence. The 40+ RIIC projects focus on employment, independent and healthy living, education, accessible housing, and transportation to enable rural Americans to be fully included in their communities.
The Rural Institute is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living.The national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program is open now!
22.5% of adults in the U.S. have some type of disability
21.4% of adults in Montana have some type of disability
The national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program is open now!
All of Us Research Program is a historic, longitudinal effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, socioeconomics, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine –or individualized prevention, treatment, and care –for all of us. This Research Program aims to recruit 1 million or more volunteers and oversample communities that have been underrepresented in research to make the program the largest, most diverse resource of its kind. The national enrollment for All of Us Research Project is open now!
All eligible adults who live in the United States can join the All of Us Research Program. People of every race, ethnicity, sex, gender, disability, and sexual orientation are welcome.
If you decide to join the All of Us Research Program, we will ask you to share different kinds of information. We will ask you basic information like your name and where you live. We will ask you questions about your health, family, home, and work. If you have an electronic health record, we may ask for access. We may ask you to go to a local clinic or drug store for a free appointment with us. At this appointment, we will collect basic physical measurements, including your height, weight, and hip and waist measurements, as well as your blood pressure and heart rate. We might ask you to give samples, like blood or urine, at the appointment.
To join All of Us Research Project or to subscribe for more information, please visit joinallofus.org.