Health equity for American Indians with disabilities
How can American Indians have health equity?
Photovoice to aid in pilot study
This pilot study, funded by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, will support better understanding of health equity for American Indian adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD), identifying areas for future research focused on participation, occupation, and health. The project activities include: developing a community advisory board of individuals interested in health equity of adults with IDD; working with AI adults with IDD and a support person in a photo story-telling project to gain their perspectives on ways to improve their occupation, participation, and health; and identifying potential occupational therapy and other interventions focused on improving health equity. Results of this pilot study will be used to inform future, larger-scale research.
This research has been supported in full with an AOTF Intervention Research Grant (AOTF2016IRG16WILLIAMSON), funded by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.