Thank you for visiting the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD). We aim to give you information on health status, health access, and health behaviors of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), strategies to improve health and function among people with IDD through health promotion activities, and how to improve health care access through integrated care practices. In addition we have information on developmental disabilities across the lifespan, disability friendly environments, and caregiver support.

RRTCDD (2013-2018) Brochure

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Improving health through health promotion and health care access. Impacting lives for a healthier tomorrow.

Upcoming Presentations and Conferences

Event Information:

  • Thu

    Health Care Costs for Americans with IDD: A National Analysis of Access and Spending 2002–2011 Based on the MEPS/NHIS


    Presenter: Glenn Fujiura, PhD

    Presenter bio:

    Glenn Fujiura is a Professor of Human Development in the Department of Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Health Sciences. His research includes studies of the fiscal structure and demographics of the disability service system, on family policy, evaluation of long-term care services, poverty and disability, ethnic and racial issues in disability, and on the statistical surveillance of disability. Dr. Fujiura currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the journal, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


    A summary of a nationally representative analysis of US data on the health care expenditures of Americans with IDD will be presented. Costs were derived from 10 years of linked data using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and the National Health Interviewer Survey (NHIS). Data implications are discussed in terms of changes in the health care insurance markets, movement to managed care, and health service priorities for Americans with IDD


    Disability statistics, health care, costs, health utilization

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Research Studies

  1. HealthMatters Program Scale-Up
  2. Impact of Managed Care
  3. Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Study
  4. National Health Outcomes Indicators
  5. Reducing Obesity through POWERS

Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
1640 West Roosevelt Road, M/C 626
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
Phone: 1-312-413-1520
Fax: 1-312-996-6942
TTY: 1-312-413-0453
800-996-8845 (V); 800-526-0844 (Chicago Relay Access)

Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # 90RT5020-03