Research that Leads to Solutions for Rural Americans with Disabilities

RTC:Rural. Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities

As leaders in rural disability research, we collaborate with disability community members across the country to shape our research agenda and ensure that our evidence-based solutions fit their rural contexts. Together, we work to improve the ability of people with disabilities to engage and thrive in rural life.

Our work spreads across several Focus Areas:

  • Community Living
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Research Methods
  • Large Data Set Analyses
  • Maps

In each Focus Area, you can find links to our research findings and products, including journal articles, fact sheets, toolkits, infographics, websites, and more. 


Rural Disability Resource Library

RTC:Rural Spotlight

The Rural Resource Library is a database of resources developed for advocates, individuals, families, policy makers, and service providers.

Read about DisDATA's podcast interview and then check out the awesome interview with RTC:Rural Project Director, Lillie Greiman, on the Barrier Free Futures podcast, hosted by Bob Kafka.