The Missouri Aging and Disability Research Network (MADRN) is a community based research network (CBRN) founded in 2017. It is a regional collaborative of Centers for Independent Living, Area Agencies on Aging and academic researchers. We created a CBRN to study the delivery of community-based programs in real-world practice settings, that will improve the effectiveness of long-term support service programs. The network supports translational research needed to elucidate strategies that will work best for people aging with long-term physical disabilities (PAwLTPD). The MADRN will facilitate rapid dissemination to the field of new findings and increase positive participation outcomes of PAwLTPD.
This study was funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research, Building Capacity to Improve Community Participation for People Aging with Long-Term Disability Through Evidence-Based Strategies, 90DPCP0001. In addition this study was supported by the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences grant UL1TR002345 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official view of the NIH.