News and Notes 274 August 2

NARIC features Librarian's Picks, Disability Resources, and the Knowledgebase database on its website to assist patrons in finding supports and services, in addition to its information specialists who are available by phone, email, or chat Monday through Friday; Research in Focus discusses ways caregivers of injury survivors find information and support from user-friendly information on the Web and from support groups; Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NWRSCIS) posts new video, Women and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), part of the SCI Forum Video series. Principal investigator for NIDILRR-funded projects on aphasia to receive the 2017 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) National Stroke Association Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke; Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) hosts webinar, August National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Lunch & Learn; US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030.

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2017-08-02
NARIC news: 

Did you know you that the resources we use every day to assist our patrons in finding supports and services are available on our website? We have Librarian's Picks, 17 topic-focused brochures featuring organizations, agencies, and online tools selected by our information specialists. We also have a collection of Disability Resources, which we refer to when answering a caller's questions about finding a support organization, a benefit program, an agency, or a facility in their area. You can also try the Knowledgebase, a searchable database of more than 2,600 disability, independent living, and rehabilitation resources available across the US and around the world. Our information specialists are available by phone, email, or chat Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 ET to help, too!

Research In Focus:
People Caring for Injury Survivors May Benefit From User-Friendly Information and Support Groups
Caregivers may turn to the Web to find information and support, but health professionals can help fill in the gaps, this week's Research In Focus finds.

Resource Highlight: 

Women and SCI
The NIDILRR-funded Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System Center (NWRSCIS) (90SI5006) has posted a new video, Women and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), part of the SCI Forum Video series. Because women make up only 25% of all people with spinal cord injuries, they may often feel that their needs are not addressed, and they may have a hard time getting answers to their specific questions about health issues unique to their gender. In this panel discussion, five women with spinal cord injuries shared their experiences and offered useful information about staying healthy as a female living with a spinal cord injury.

News items: 

NIDILRR Researcher Receives ACRM National Stroke Association Award
Leora Cherney, PhD, principal investigator for multiple NIDILRR-funded projects on aphasia, will receive the 2017 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) National Stroke Association Award for Excellence in Post-Acute Stroke. This award recognizes a clinician or researcher who has advanced the field through their scientific and/or clinical efforts in the area of post-acute stroke. Dr. Cherney will present an award lecture on her current research focused on innovative treatment approaches for aphasia at the ACRM Annual Conference in October.

Grantee event: 

August nTIDE Lunch & Learn Webinar
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) (90RT5022) will host a webinar, August National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Lunch & Learn, August 4th, 12-1pm ET. Presenters will discuss findings of the latest jobs report release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as they relate to employment of people with disabilities and announcements from the disability employment field. The webinar will also feature a guest presentation from the Director for Policy and Partnerships at the Council on Foundations and an open question-and-answer period. Registration is free and required.

Elsewhere in the Community: 

Healthy People 2030 Framework Open for Comment
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030. Healthy People is a national effort that sets goals and objectives to improve the health and well-being of people in the US, including people with disabilities. Among the goals and objectives are to promote healthy development, healthy behaviors, and well-being across all life stages, and to create social and physical environments that promote attaining full potential for health and well-being for all. Public comment will be open until September 29th at 5pm ET.