Guidelines and Categories for Classifying Participatory Research Projects in Health Promotion
This document, produced by the Institute of Health Research, Canada, outlines a set of guidelines for participatory research in health promotion.
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
Fosters "development of the scientific knowledge needed to promote the health, productivity, independence and quality of life of people with disabilities. This is accomplished by supporting research on enhancing the functioning of persons with disabilities that is useful in their daily lives. A primary goal of the Center is to bring the health-related problems of people with disabilities to the attention of America's best scientists in order to capitalize upon the myriad advances occurring in the biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences. The congressionally mandated report, 'Research Plan for Medical Rehabilitation Research,' describes seven cross cutting areas of research that guide the funding priorities of NCMRR. Those areas are: improving mobility, enhancing behavioral adaptation to disability, understanding the body's responses to disabling conditions from an integrated standpoint, developing new assistive technology to improve useful functioning, improving measurement tools to assess the consequences of irreversible physical impairments, investigating the effectiveness of rehabilitative interventions, and training medical rehabilitation scientists."
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research
Provides a central information resource on NIDRR-funded research projects and increases the accessibility of research outcomes. Links to a variety of research findings:
- Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Projects
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Technical Assistance Programs
- Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)
- Field-Initiated Projects
- Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems
- Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers
- Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
- Small Business Innovative Research
- State Technology Assistance Projects
- Utilization Projects
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
Provides a wide variety of disability related training resources locates, collects and distributes a wide variety of training materials such as participant and trainer manuals, videos, syllabi and curricula from publicly funded rehabilitation training programs for rehabilitation practitioners in state, federal and private agencies nationwide. These materials are not generally found in a traditional library. Provides reference and research services locates and delivers training materials to your doorstep. In most cases materials not available on-line are shipped within two working days. Ppaper based documents such as training manuals, monographs and articles audio and video tapes electronic documents, CD-ROMS and computer programs from the NCRTM collection.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Collects and disseminates results of federally funded research projects. Literature collection, which also includes commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals, averages 200 new documents per month. Serves professional and lay person, who is interested in disability and rehabilitation, including consumers, family members, health professionals, educators, rehabilitation counselors, students, librarians, administrators, and researchers.
Office of Research on Minority Health (ORMH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Offers public and scientific community information about the NIH Minority Health Initiative. This multi-year program supports biomedical and behavioral research aimed at improving the health of minority Americans and research training programs designed to increase the numbers of under-represented minorities in all aspects of biomedical and behavioral research
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