Updates & News Releases from the MICL Team
The MICL Update includes news about grants, publications, presentations and more from the MICL team.
Here are a few highlights from recent Updates:
- Jessica Dashner, OTD OTR/L, was awarded an honorary membership into Pi Theta Epsilon, the Occupational Therapy Honor Society.
- Martha Hodgesmith was awarded the Chief Justice Kay McFarland Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka in Feb. 2012.
- Glen White is collaborating with Kyung Mee Kim, PhD, and recent KU graduate Chiaki Gonda Kotani, MA, to replicate the MICL R-5 CIL services research in Korea and Japan. This international team is working with national CIL organization directors in both countries to survey independent living center staff about how they rank various services offered by their organizations.
- The Community Engagement Initiative (R-6) to increase access to healthcare was featured in the Lawrence-Journal World(11/1/11). The article titled “KU research center working to reduce barriers to health care for people with disabilities” features the experiences of Ranita Wilks, who is one of our CIL staff partners on the project at Independence Inc.
- Amanda Reichard presented “Quality of Diabetes Care for Adults with Physical Disabilities” at the American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Washington, D.C., held Oct. 29-Nov. 1.
- Dr. Reichard also presented “Using Research Findings for Advocacy” at NCIL’s annual conference in July. Thanks to our collaboration with Three Rivers CIL in Wamego, Kansas, Executive Director Audrey Shremmer-Phillip discussed the practitioner’s experience in this video: "Using Research Findings for Advocacy."
- Craig Ravesloot and Angela Weaver both presented on peer support in a “Disability in Practice Webinar” sponsored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities on Oct. 25. Ravesloot discussed “Peer Support: A Pillar for Living Well with a Disability” and Weaver spoke about “Healthy Lifestyles for People with Disabilities: Making Opportunities for Healthy Lifestyles.” (PDF is available online.)
- Danielle Bailey presented the “Community Engagement Initiative: A Topical Webinar” on August 3, 2011 for State Disability and Health Grantees who are funded by the CDC. The Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) hosted the call.
- David Gray, Jessica Dashner, and graduate student Lisa Garrett presented “Improving Community Receptivity by Advocacy - CHEC IT OUT and CHANGE IT” as an IL Conversation on Sept. 29, 2011. The ILRU sponsors these informative teleconferences and APRIL hosts them. The call is archived on APRIL’s website
- Amanda Reichard and Hayley Stolzle published “Diabetes Among Adults with Cognitive Limitations Compared to Individuals with No Cognitive Disabilities” in the June 2011 issue of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
- Two articles by MICL researchers appeared in the April 2011 issue of Disability and Health Journal:
“Health disparities among adults with physical disabilities or cognitive limitations compared to individuals with no disabilities in the United States” is by Amanda Reichard, Hayley Stolzle and Michael H. Fox.
“Secondary analysis of a scoping review of health promotion interventions for persons with disabilities: Do health promotion interventions for people with mobility impairments address secondary condition reduction and increased community participation?” is by Glen White, Chiaki Gonda, Jana Peterson and Charles Drum
- Glen White, Chiaki Gonda, Jana Peterson and Charles Drum authored an article that appears in Disability and Health Journal, April 2011: “Secondary analysis of a scoping review of health promotion interventions for persons with disabilities: Do health promotion interventions for people with mobility impairments address secondary condition reduction and increased community participation?”
- Tom Seekins and Craig Ravesloot are coauthors on “Building the case for delivering health promotion services within the vocational rehabilitation system,” published in the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, January 2010. Lead author is Catherine Ipsen.
(May 2007). NCIL seeks input from CIL staff on best practices for community participation. Published on National Council on Independent Living website.
(Nov. 2, 2006). National research institute awards $3.25 million to KU disability researchers
(Nov. 20, 2006). White nets $3.25 million to help disabled take part in community. KU Oread
(2006, Summer/fall). Assessing community participation goal of $3.2 million grant to RTCIL. KU LifeSpan Institute
(2006, November).Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Measurement and Interdependence in Community Living RRTC/MICL. National Rehabilitation Information Center, Washington, DC.
Project Press Releases
Participation Measurement Systems Development and Training
State Medicaid Waiver Program Measurement Program Funded
Community Participation Materials Funding for Washington University Researchers
Community Participation Practices of Centers for Independent Living Identification Study Funded by Federal Government
Grant Funding for OHSU-Researcher in Disability Measurement Consortium
Disability Researcher Shares Consortium Grant to Study Disability Participation Literature