Health equity for people with disabilities
People with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities experience health inequities in many areas — with Medicaid-funded long-term care services, healthcare access, housing, employment, access to technology, and in-home support for their caregivers. The Center for Health Equity Research is committed to exploring research that addresses the health equity of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities that will improve their lives and the lives of their relevant caregivers. Through collaboration with community partners and other researchers, we are working to make sure people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities are included in a social network and have a support system that will help them to thrive in their community.
People with Disabilities
Links to CHER publications regarding people with disabilities Accordion Closed
Heather J. Williamson, Kim W. Fisher, Devanshi Madhavni, Lori Talarico, Inclusion, 7 (1), pp. 24-40, 2019
Heather J Williamson, Elizabeth A Perkins, Bruce L. Levin, Julie A. Baldwin, Amie Lulinksi, Mary I. Armstrong, Oliver T. Massey, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 55(2), pp. 84-96, 2017
Heather J. Williamson, Graciela M. Contreras, Erica S. Rodriguez, Jennifer M. Smith, Elizabeth A. Perkins, OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 37 (4), pp. 227-236, 2017
Links to CHER publications regarding family caregivers Accordion Closed
Heather J. Williamson, Elizabeth A. Perkins, Annie Acosta, Maureen Fitzgerald, Jui Agrawal, Oliver T. Massey, Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 13 (4), pp. 287-296, 2016.
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 15 (3), pp. 214-225, 2018