February 21, 2019
- Eric Lauer, Megan Henley, and Deb Brucker wrote a paper for the Disability and Health Journal that compared the rates of prescription opioid use, misuse, use disorder, and receipt of prescription opioid treatment between people with and without disabilities. .
- Joni Beasley, Luke Kalb, Andrea Caoili, and Ann Klein published a paper titled Improvement in Mental Health Outcomes and Caregiver Service Experiences Associated with the START Program in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and examined the effectiveness of START Clinical Team Services on both the caregiver and service user.
- EPM RRTC Research Cited in UN Report: Research from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Policy and Measurement (EPM RRTC) is cited in Realization of the Sustainable Development Goals by, for, and with Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations flagship report on disability and development for 2018. The report cites an EPM RRTC study that found that working-age persons with disabilities are more likely to be poor than those without disabilities, no matter what measure of poverty is used. The first two sustainable development goals are ending poverty and ending hunger for all persons with disabilities.
- The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC) released its 2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium on February 13, 2019, at the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC. The Compendium pulls together disability statistics on a variety of topics from numerous US federal agencies.
- Eric Lauer and Karla Armenti just published an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health titled, Identifying Barriers and Supports to Breastfeeding in the Workplace Experienced by Mothers in the New Hampshire Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Utilizing the Total Worker Health Framework.