Mission and Impact
This project informed efforts to (a) improve the capacity of current health surveillance systems to track the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disabilities and (b) increase the effectiveness of health-related practices, services, and programs that influence the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
- Identify the set of valid and reliable data sources that maximize the quality of information (e.g., population-based statistics and research findings), given the needs of the target audience (i.e., public health practitioners, administrators, and researchers) and the strengths and weaknesses of existing data.
- Using administrative claims data, identify an array of key variables to facilitate the study of the factors associated with disparities between the populations with and without intellectual disabilities.
- Develop and estimate empirical models that identify the factors associated with disparities between the populations with and without intellectual disabilities.
- Disseminate the results of our activities to public health practitioners, administrators, and researchers (i.e., the projects target audience) in a manner that facilitates their efforts to reduce health disparities between people with and without intellectual disabilities and improve data collection.
- American Association on Health & Disability
- Center for Research, Inc. at the University of Kansas
The Reducing Health Disparities among People with Intellectual Disabilities–Component A Research Project was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under cooperative agreement DD000917, from 2012- 2015.