Central Connecticut Health District residents with disabilities in racially and ethnically diverse communities have an opportunity to participate in a research project through Brandeis University.  

 

The quick details: a student at Brandeis University is working with Massachusetts Office of Health Equity  to complete a needs assessment of people with disabilities for CT and RI; the focus is on diverse racial, ethnic, and language communities.

There are 3 major components to the data collection piece:

  1. Community Forum in RI on June 12th  (see flyer below) for people with disabilities from racially and ethnically diverse communities;
  2. A survey for anyone who lives in either CT or RI; and
  3. Key stakeholder interviews of people with disabilities from racially and ethnically diverse communities (this comes later).

The result of this work could be very helpful to CT in identifying successes and barriers our residents with disabilities face, both important components toward having a more equitable approach to the work we do in our state.

 
 
 
Community Survey: Health Needs Assessment for People with
Disabilities in Culturally Diverse Communities
 
We would appreciate it if you took a few minutes of your time to complete this
survey to help us learn more about the health needs and priorities of people with
disabilities from racially and ethnically diverse communities.
 
To access the survey online type in this link: https://brandeis.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bj9ToDLC5TA8xEh
 
To request a paper version of this survey contact: Sandy Ho, Research Associate
at The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at 781 736 3954
 
For additional questions contact: Sandy Ho, Research Associate at The Lurie
Institute for Disability Policy or 781 736 3954.
 
This needs assessment is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of
Minority Health (HHSP23320170095P).
 
To access survey through a smartphone scan QR code:Disability Scan code