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RRIUP Objectives


  1. To expand the existing and proven work alliance of three minority and two non-minority entities for strengthening the disability-related multicultural research framework and improving long-term rehabilitation outcomes of culturally diverse groups.
  2. To investigate, evaluate, and modify five measures to assess the capacity and competence of the disability and vocational rehabilitation workforce to provide quality services to individuals with disabilities from traditionally underserved racial and ethnic populations.
  3. To investigate and develop culturally appropriate research capacity and infrastructure building techniques to ensure the optimal participation of minority entities and Indian tribes in disability and rehabilitation research.
  4. To develop and evaluate outreach, recruitment, training, retention, and dissemination strategies to enhance participation of students and investigators from traditionally underserved populations as rehabilitation researchers, administrators, and educators.