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

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

Rural PAS: Short Supply and High Demand, from the University of San Francisco Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care and the Rural Institute on Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana, created a StoryMap to show where there are higher rates of people with self-care disabilities and where there are PCAs.

Join us in our work!

Learn about opportunities to get involved with RTC:Rural research and projects.