The RTC:Rural uses a wide variety of data from large public datasets to help answer questions about the disability experience in rural and urban locations. Most data are at the county level, which allows for comparison between metro, micro and noncore counties across the U.S.
Our data come from several federal agencies including: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Health Resources & Services Administration, and Rehabilitation Services Administration.
Disability statistics research aims to better understand the disability experience captured within large national datasets.
August 2022 | Genna Mashinchi, Emily Hicks, Arin Leopold, Lillie Greiman & Catherine Ipsen | Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences | online access; PDF
August 2022 | Christiane von Reichert | Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences | online access; PDF
February 2022 | University of Montana Rural Institute | PDF; EPUB; Word document
February 2020 | Catherine Ipsen & Lillie Greiman | Annual Disability Statistics Compendium | archived video; transcription; presentations
February 2018 | Rayna Sage & Lillie Greiman | National Disability Institute Blog | online access
June 2018 | Christiane von Reichert | University of Montana Rural Institute | PDF
November 2018 | Rayna Sage, Bryce Ward, Andrew Myers & Craig Ravesloot | The Journal of Rural Health | PDF; online access
October 2017 | Lillie Greiman | University of Montana Rural Institute | PDF
May 2017 | Bryce Ward, Andrew Myers, Jennifer Wong & Craig Ravesloot | American Journal of Public Health | PDF; EPUB; online access
Disability and participation measurement seeks to understand the experiences of different groups of people with disabilities.
October 2022 | Jean P. Hall, Noelle K. Kurth, Catherine Ipsen, Andrew Myers & Kelsey Goddard | Health Affairs | online access; PDF
January 2021 | Catherine Ipsen, Noelle Kurth & Jean Hall | Disability and Health Journal | PDF; online access
2018 | Catherine Ipsen, Cathy Chambless, Noelle Kurth, Sara McCormick, Rebecca Goe & Jean Hall | Disability and Health Journal | PDF; online access
Letter to the Editor: Under-representation of certain disability groups by the American Community Survey (ACS)
2017 | Jean P. Hall, Catherine Ipsen, Noelle Kurth, Cathy Chambless, Sara McCormick & Rebecca Goe | Disability and Health Journal | PDF, online access
2015 | Christina Nicolaidis, Dora Raymaker, Marsha Katz, Mary Oschwald, Rebecca Goe, Sandra Leotti, Leah Grantham, Eddie Plourde, Janic Salomon, Rosemary B. Hughes & Laurie E. Powers | Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action | PDF; online access
2015 | Nicholas A. Livingston, Tannis Hargrove, Lillie Greiman, Andrew Myers, Catherine Ipsen & Craig Ravesloot | Rehabilitation Psychology | abstract
2014 | Julia Hammond & Tom Seekins | Environmental Contexts and Disability | abstract
January 2013 | Tom Seekins & Glen White | Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | PDF; online access
October 2012 | Tom Seekins, William Shunkamolah, Michael Bertsche, Colin Coward, Jean Ann Summers, Amanda Reichard & Glen White | Disability and Health Journal | PDF; online access
2012 | APA Task Force on Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities: Kurt F. Geisinger, Kay Kreigsman, Irene W. Leigh, Elina Manghi, Izabela Z. Schultz, Tom Seekins & Greg Taliaferro | American Psychological Association | online access
2007 | Tom Seekins, Catherine Ipsen & Nancy Arnold | Rehabilitation Psychology | abstract