Do you have a mobility – related disability and are looking to lose weight?  You may be eligible for the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Study.

This weight management program provides diet guidance, physical activity and social interaction without leaving your home!

All participants must be over the age of 18 with a mobility related disability, and open to:

  1. Being randomized to either individual home visits or group participation via video conferencing
  2. Recording food and beverage intake, and participate in physical activity eithter self monitored or via group video

Participants will learn behavioral strategies from a trained health educator with compensation for their participation in the study.  No travel required.

This program is 18 months and takes place in the home.  Individuals must live within 50 miles of Kansas City or Lawrence.

For more information contact Trish Smith at mighty@ku.edu or call 785-764-1312 or visit www.ebl.ku.edu/mighty.

Mobility Impaired Get Healthy Together (MIGHTY) flyer

 

 

 

Researchers from The University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are doing a research project on women’s health and disability. They are interested in connecting with women with physical disabilities living in Lyon County. We are helping spread the word to women in our community!

The researchers want to hear from you and get your opinion about important areas of your health as a woman. They will travel to Emporia, Kansas to host a focus group of 8 to 10 women. Women in this study will receive $25 as a thanks for their time.

If you are between 18 and 50 years old and have some limitation in your mobility for at least 6 months and need some help with either personal care and/or routine needs, like everyday chores or going to the store you may be eligible.

To learn more about the study and see if you qualify, you can contact the researchers in three different ways.

  1. Call them at 734-763-0430
  2. Email them at kreschme@umich.edu
  3. Write them at Women’s Health and Disability Study, c/o Jodi Kreschmer 325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108.
  4. Or if you wish, the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) would be happy to send your -name and contact information to the researchers with your permission. Just call or email Beth Burnett and her phone number is 785-528-3105 and email is bethc@rcilinc.org at RCIL and let them know.

Women’s Health (PDF Flier)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is offering opportunities to attending public meetings regarding the State’s proposed renewal of the KanCare program and to provide comments about the renewal request application.

The public comment period will run from October 20-November 20, 2017. Comments will be accepted until midnight on November 20th and the State intends to submit the renewal request no later than December 31, 2017.

Information about the KanCare renewal request is available for public review on the KanCare website. A summary is also available on the KanCare Renewal page.  Copies of the renewal application will be located in Topeka at the reception desk for KDHE, 900 SW Jackson, LSOB 9th Floor, and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), New England Building, 503 S Kansas Ave.

Written comments about the KanCare extension request may be sent by email or mail:
kdhe.kancarerenewal@ks.gov
KanCare Renewal c/o Becky Ross
KDHE-DHCF 900 SW Jackson
LSOB 9th Floor
Topeka, KS 66612

The schedule is below that includes two locations for November 14, 15, and 16. You also have a call-in option on November 20.

Tuesday, November 14 2:00pm-400pm
Pittsburg – Pittsburg State University: Overman Student Center Ballroom A 1701 S. Broadway St

Dodge City – Dodge House Hotel & Convention Center 2408 W Wyatt Earp

Wednesday, November 15 2:00-4:00pm
Olathe – Kansas State University Olathe: Great Plains A & B 22201 W Innovation Dr.

Great Bend – Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 2920 10th St.

Thursday, November 16  2:00-4:00pm
Topeka – Ramada Downtown: Jefferson Hall 420 SE 6th Street

Wichita – Wichita Marriott: Corporate Hills Ballroom 9100 Corporate Hills Dr.

Monday, November 20th 12:00-1:30pm
Toll Free Conference Call Option
(833) 791-5968    Conference Code: 871 777 85