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Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP)

The Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) titled Reducing Obesity and Obesity-Related Secondary Conditions in Adolescents with Disabilities is a 3-year center grant funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), James H. Rimmer, Principal Investigator.

The DRRP consists of three projects:

  • R1 – Conduct a series of secondary analyses using multiple data sets from population-based surveillance systems examining the prevalence, risk actors, and health consequences of obesity in youth and young adults, ages 15-25 years with physical and cognitive disabilities.
  • R2 – Develop a set of methods and criteria that can be used to systematically identify, adapt and modify existing evidence-based obesity prevention/reduction strategies and programs for youth and young adults with disabilities from culturally diverse backgrounds and promote their inclusion in community health promotion programs.
  • R3 – Translate the DRRP’s research findings for key stakeholders so that new knowledge can rapidly influence research, policy and practice. Dissemination and knowledge translation of findings will occur via the creation of an online Community of Knowledge Translation Practice (CoKTP).