ERIC Number: ED397607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of a Model for Determining Community-Based Needs of American Indians with Disabilities: Follow-Up in Denver, Colorado. Final Report.
Marshall, Catherine A.; And Others
This study is a follow-up to a 1990 needs assessment of American Indians with disabilities in the Denver (Colorado) region. The study involved a content analysis of transcripts of three focus group meetings of Project Advisory Committee (PAC) members, American Indians with disabilities, and service providers. Overall, PAC members and service providers indicated that change had occurred and was continuing to occur in services provided to American Indians with disabilities following the needs assessment. However, in the consumer focus group, the American Indians reported no difference in their perception of service delivery since the needs assessment. They identified three areas of service which remained inadequate--transportation, dental services, and dissemination of information about services. Findings suggest that minimal change occurred and that an information gap exists between service providers and consumers. The need for better coordination among service providers was stressed. The report details focus group responses for: in-home outreach; case management; vocational rehabilitation services; employment opportunities; self-advocacy; community-building; health and wellness programs; efforts to train, hire, and retain Indian personnel; role of the University-based research team; role of the American Indian community; and linkages among service providers. Appendices include focus group questions and related material. (Contains 16 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Community Programs, Content Analysis, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Employment, Focus Groups, Followup Studies, Human Services, Information Needs, Information Services, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Participant Satisfaction, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. American Indian Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)