The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) will be hosting two webinars next week to highlight some of the research they have done. Dates and times for the webinar along with links to register are as follows:
- Monday, September 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET – The National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD): A Robust Dataset You Can Use: Join us for this 90-minute webinar on the National Survey on Health & Disability (NSHD) administered in 2018 and 2020 by the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) at the University of Kansas. A nationally representative sample of over 3,000 adults (18-64 years) completed the survey online with items covering: access to health insurance and health care services; use of and access to paid and unpaid personal assistance services; employment, SSI and SSDI status; community participation; insurance coverage (including uninsured); unmet health care needs; health status; items related to social determinants of health; and demographics – including multiple measures of disability. NSHD lead researchers, Noelle Kurth and Jean Hall, will present an overview of the NSHD instrument, methodologies utilized and selected findings (including publications) from the two administrations of the survey to date. You can also get more information about the National Survey on Health & Disability.
- Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET – Disability-Based Disparities in Social Determinants of Health Among Working-Age Adults: Evidence from the 2018 National Health Interview Surveys: Please join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 for a presentation from the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL), highlighting key findings from a newly released CHRIL report, titled Disability-Based Disparities in Social Determinants of Health Among Working-Age Adults: Evidence from the 2018 National Health Interview Surveys. Dr. Jae Kennedy will start with a discussion of the political/minority model of disability, and the ways in which it is consistent with current public health discourse on social determinants of health. He will then review evidence of systemic disparities between working-age adults with and without disabilities in five domains: economic stability; education; neighborhood and built environment; social and community context; and healthcare. He will discuss how inequities in social determinants of health can help account for observed differences in health status among working-age adults with and without disabilities, and conclude with policy recommendations for including disability disparities research projects in the portfolios of federal research agencies.