Strategic Dissemination Project
Principal Investigators: Gloria Krahn, PhD, MPH & Charles Drum, JD, PhD
Current health intervention and dissemination methods are not reaching
a significant portion of the disability population - those with lower
incomes, from minority communities, with intellectual disabilities,
or whose primary language is not English. The problem is well documented
(Krisberg, 2004), but few effective strategies have been identified.
The RRTC: Health & Wellness proposes to establish a series of annual
strategic dissemination "think tank" summits to determine
current best practices on how to more effectively disseminate to targeted
communities. These would be conducted in collaboration with the . Sample topics are: (1) how
to target messages to specific subgroups; (2) outreach to urban Hispanics
with disabilities at risk for diabetes; (3) "Doc Talk"-how
to effectively communicate with physicians, and others.