Advancing Health Equity for Adults with Disabilities from Diverse Communities Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (AHEAD-DC RRTC)
In 2022, the Center for Disability Health and Wellness received a five-year, $5 million grant dedicated to enhancing the health and functioning of individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory, and developmental disabilities from marginalized and underserved communities. The grant, funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), aims to examine and address systemic issues in health care that negatively affect people with disability with intersecting identities, who are more likely to experience compounding inequities, discrimination, and health disparities.
The RRTC is a direct extension of existing efforts already underway at the CDHW, including the IDEAL RRTC - Investigating Disability factors and promoting Environmental Access for healthy Living Rehabilitation Research and Training Center and the 2020 Accelerating Synergy grant award from the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), and reflects the mission and vision of the center.
Core Components of the AHEAD-DC RRTC
- Participating Sites and Organizations
- RRTC Faculty and Staff
- Research Projects
- Knowledge Translation
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RTHF0005). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.