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COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

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There are lots of resources out there to support people with disabilities, their families, and service providers as they navigate COVID-19 and keep themselves safe, healthy, and informed.

Here is a short list of some that you may find useful. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but intended to be a place to start.

See the list of resources

The Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program Assessment

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Project Spotlight

The Rural Institute was awarded a one-year state contract to assess the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services Block Grant Program. Title V MCH Block Grant is a federal program that provides support for promoting and improving the health and well-being of mothers, children (including children with special health care needs), and their families.

Read more about V MCH Block Grant

ABLE Account Webinar

Montana ABLE Accounts March Webinar

How can an ABLE account help you meet your goals? Join the webinar to find out! Hint: you can save for qualified disability expenses without losing your eligibility for certain assistance programs, like Supplemental Social Income and Medicaid.

Tuesday, March 24 from 1:00-2:00 PM MDT

Registration is FREE
Register at http://bit.ly/ABLERegister

Presenters:
Theresa Baldry, Isaac Baldry, and Travis Hoffman

Download the ABLE Account Webinar flier (PDF)

This webinar will be recorded and archived with a transcript. Real time captioning will be provided. Please request other reasonable accommodations by March 19th. Office of Public Institute renewal credit available. For questions or accommodation requests contact Mackenzie Jones at 406.444.2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project Spotlight: Montana Family Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment

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The Rural Institute was recently awarded a one-year state contract to assess the Montana Healthy Families (MHF) Home Visiting Program which supports voluntary home visiting services for at-risk pregnant women and parents with young children.

The MHF Home Visiting Program builds on decades of research showing that home visits by a nurse, social worker, early childhood educator, or other trained professional during pregnancy and in the first years of a child's life improve the lives of children and families by:

Read more about MHF

Project Spotlight: Loneliness and Its Relation to Health in People with Spinal Cord Injury

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The Rural Institute announces the funding of a new research project that explores how loneliness interacts with other factors to impact the mental and physical health of people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).

"Loneliness and Its Relation to Health in People with Spinal Cord Injury" is a three-year, national study funded by the Department of Defense.

Learn more about this research