Do you have a mobility – related disability? Looking to lose weight?

We are offering a research weight management program that provides:

  • diet plan
  • physical activity
  • social interaction without leaving your home!

All participants must be over the age of 18 and willing to:

  • Being randomized to either individual home visits or group participation via video conferencing
  • Track food and beverage intake
  • Participate in physical activity according to randomization

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

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

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

MIGHTY Flyer

Do you have an issue or a goal that you need some assistance to achieve? Perhaps you can’t afford that piece of medical equipment you need? Is your goal is to make a cake, learn how to budget, or find a job? RCIL’s Independent Living Specialists work with people with disabilities to help them resolve their issues or achieve goals by developing an independent living plan (ILP). The ILP involves individuals identifying their goal and steps to take to achieve that goal.

Why should you develop a plan? Having a plan written down with a set date for accomplishment can gives you something to plan and work towards. It can also help you to stay focused, motivated, and it can be a constant reminder of what you need to accomplish. When the plan is accomplished, it can build your self-confidence as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you have set.

How do you develop a plan? First you will need to identify your number one issue or a goal you want to achieve. Then write your SMART goal on paper. SMART stands for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Oriented. For example, instead of saying “find a new place to live” as a goal, use SMART goal to make it more powerful such as “I want to live in an apartment within walking distance to a grocery store by March 31, 2020.” When a SMART goal is written, list all of the steps you need to take along with target dates to complete them. Next, make a list of things that may interfere with your plan and how to overcome those barriers. When your plan is developed, place it where you will see it daily as a reminder and motivation. You can share your plan with your family and friends who will give you support and assist you when needed. They can also help your accountability to follow through with your plan.

What should you do when you accomplish your goal? When you have achieved your goal, take the time to enjoy and celebrate what you have accomplished!

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance to achieve your goal, contact RCIL at 1-800-580-7245 and an Independent Living Specialist will assist you.

Researchers from The University of Michigan are asking women 18-50 years old with physical disabilities to take part in surveys about their experiences related to women’s health issues.

Surveys can be done from home and compensation is available. The amount you receive will depend on the number of surveys you are eligible to complete.

See the flyer here. If you are interested or want more information, contact The University of Michigan at 734-763-9374 or email at prowhd-surveys@umich.edu.

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

 

 

 

Here’s a link to check eligibility for free health screenings for women who do not have health insurance.

The program enrolls Kansas women at average risk who meet the income eligibility and:
* are 40 to 64 years old for cervical cancer screenings
* are 45 to 64 years old for breast cancer screenings
* do not have health insurance