The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 funds authorized under Section 301 of the Public Health Service Act (42
§§ 241, 247b(k)(2)).
Funds will be awarded to support a national Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) that will improve the health and quality of life of individuals living with paralysis of all ages, their families and caregivers by raising awareness of and facilitating access to a broad range of services relevant to individuals with paralysis.
The PRC will work to remove environmental barriers to health for individuals living with paralysis and expand the knowledge base of proven, successful health promotion strategies leading to improved physical and emotional health for this population.
The PRC will provide national outreach, grants to enhance community living opportunities and share information and resources targeted to people of all ages living with paralysis.
The PRC will also conduct evaluation projects that will translate evidence based promising practices to programs in community-based settings and training for health care professionals.