Living Healthy, Active Lives

Recruitment for Research Study on Healthy Aging / Healthy Living with a Physical Disability


man sitting in wheelchair


Do you have a physical disability?

Do you live in the City of Flint or Metro Detroit?

Are you healthy and active?


We need you to share your expertise to help others succeed!

The University of Michigan is looking for expert advice about how to live a healthy and active life with a long-term physical disability.

We are seeking individuals who:

  • are 18 years or older and can speak and read English;
  • use a wheelchair, scooter, or walker both in the home and outside in the community; and 
  • are willing to have the conversation recorded and transcribed to allow researchers to analyze it.
Your name and what you say will remain confidential.
You will receive a gift card for a 2-hour interview. 

Interviews are being held until September 1, 2020. 

To see if you are eligible, call our research office.  Call our research office (734) 615-6720 or email and mention you are interested in the healthy aging study. Be sure to include your phone number.

Topics the interview will discuss include: 

  • Role of family, friends, community, and programs (for example, churches, mosques, transportation services) in maintaining a healthy, active life
  • Types of support related to healthcare access and quality
  • Role of the built (physical) environment in supporting health and ability to be active
  • How knowledge and attitudes of others impacts ability to stay healthy and active
  • Local and national policies that support one’s health and ability to be active
  • Impact of other forms of discrimination, as related to race, gender, age, economic level, etc.


Click here for more information on participation and how it works.

For more information on this project, please visit our project page.


This project has been approved by the University of Michigan Institutional Review Board (HUM00152705).