News and Notes 510 May 4
In observance of Mental Health Month, organized by Mental Health America, NARIC explores more than 25 articles about interventions, services, and supports for people living with mental health conditions in the Research in Focus series; This Just In... presents a qualitative investigation of health information resources for caregivers and individuals living with spinal cord injury; the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living and Participation publishes the Spring 2002 edition of Impact: Feature Issue on Inclusive Higher Education for People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities; research findings on the impacts of wheelchair breakdowns by Assessment and Investigation of New Coverage Policies for Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT) Within a Contemporary Accountable Care Environment have been cited as supporting evidence by members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to introduce the Wheelchair Quality Assurance Act; the Pacific ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, The Realities of Emergency Management: Understanding Our Realities and How They Impact Inclusive Emergency Management; the Center on Knowledge Translation on Employment Research (CeKTER) hosts webinar, Turning Research Findings Into Implementation Activities - The "Knowledge to Action" Cycle: A Conversation with Dr. Ian Graham; the Great Lakes ADA Regional Center and the ADA Network Knowledge Translation Center host webinar, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Small Cities and Towns; the project Using the National Survey on Health and Disability Panel to Document the COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences of Working-Age Americans with Disabilities seeks adult participants with disabilities for its 2022 National Survey on Health and Disability; the US Access Board holds virtual meeting on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment (MDE) to gather information on the minimum heights that MDE with transfer surfaces can be adjusted to accommodate the broadest range of users.
Mental Health Month begins this week, organized by Mental Health America, and this year's theme is Back to Basics, providing foundational knowledge about mental health and mental health conditions, and information about what people can do if their mental health is a cause for concern. For us at NARIC, back to basics means going back to the research from the NIDILRR grantee community and looking at how it builds knowledge about mental health and people with lived experience in the community. We turned to our Research In Focus series and explored more than 25 articles about interventions, services, and supports for people living with mental health conditions, as well as interactions between these conditions and other disabilities.