What is this project about?
People with disabilities often rely on long-term support services to remain independent. Long-term support services are delivered as part of a fragmented system of 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 and delivery of services. Creating a formalized network of AAAs and CILs, such as a CBRN) may help increase communication and reduce gaps in service delivery.
- Aim 1: Establish a regional CBRN consisting of a mix of CILS and AAAs that represent urban and rural communities and serve a diverse population.
- Aim 2: Conduct an inaugural cohort research study in the CBRN of the barriers to and facilitators of community participation (see Project 2).
- Aim 3: Build research capacity and facilitate the translation of evidence for CILs and AAAs.
Status: In progress