Conferences & Presentations

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 November 2021

  • November 16: Place & Health Conference
    • Nov. 16, 2021 Lightning Talks (3:55-4 ET/2:55-3 P.M. CT/1:55-2 P.M. MT/12:55-1 P.M. PT)
      Disability Data Equity: Improving Data Access for Advocacy
      Ari Lissau
      , Lillie Greiman, and Arin Leopold

      Abstract: The ability to access, understand and use data is critical to supporting the public health needs of any community. However, many federal and state data systems require a base level technical expertise or even specialized software to access and analyze. The Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC:Rural) at the University of Montana is working to improve data accessible and usability across several projects and with a range of community based partners. In this presentation we will present the tools we have developed to increase access to disability data at the county level through accessible technology and GIS mapping and how these tools have been used by local and national partners.