RTC:Rural - Creating Rural Community Outreach Materials Related to COVID-19 and Disability

July 1, 2022

RTC:Rural researchers have worked with a rural disability stakeholder group to develop a list of recommendations specifically for rural outreach. Researchers packaged this feedback into Practice Guidelines for Creating Rural Community Outreach Materials Related to COVID-19 and Disability.

The practice guidelines explain the health challenges of people with disabilities living in rural areas and provide a list of recommendations for rural outreach. The recommendations include guidance and examples related to Messaging, Personal Choice and Control, Universal Public Health Guidance and Practices, and Local Voices and Values.

The Rural Disability Hub for COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach is a partnership with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and rural disability leaders throughout Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. The Hub develops and disseminates rural outreach materials and strategies through multiple partners including disability organizations, public health professionals, health care providers, and community leaders.

If you’re interested in learning more about our HUB, contact Andrew Myers via email [email protected] or phone 406-243-4683.