What is this project about?
People with disabilities often rely on long-term support services to remain independent. Long-term support services are offered by Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Centers for Independent Living (CILs).
We know that formalized networks of community-based providers are able to improve access to and delivery of services. Creating a formalized network of AAAs and CILs, such as a community-based research network (CBRN), may help increase communication and reduce gaps in service delivery.
- Form a community-based research network in Missouri that represents urban and rural communities and serves a diverse population.
- Begin our first research study.
- Continue running research studies and make sure that CILs and AAAs are able to use the results.
In progress: the community-based research network made up of regional AAAs and CILs, the Missouri Aging and Disability Research Network (MADRN), has been formed. Learn more about the member organizations of MADRN here.