Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) II

This project was completed in September 2015

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Obesity Research Project on Prevalence Adaptations and Knowledge Translations in Younger Adults with Disabilities from Diverse Race/Ethnic Backgrounds

The Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project II uses a systematic approach to develop, identify, and adapt strategies and practices supporting participation of youth/young adults with disabilities in community-based obesity prevention programs.

Obesity prevalence and obesity-related secondary health conditions in people with physical and cognitive disabilities is higher than in the general population, particularly in African-American and Hispanic youth. Although national attention has focused on the obesity epidemic, very little attention or resources have been directed towards the core of younger individuals transitioning into adulthood. DRRPII will aid this population in finding adaptive and inclusive approaches to obesity prevention strategies in an effort to help decrease elevated obesity rates and secondary conditions in this population and to promote overall health.

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National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) II is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), under grant H133A120102. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Age Levels: 
Middle/High School