Leave No One Behind: Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Disabilities in North Carolina (2020-2021)
- Michel Landry, School of Medicine
- Marion Quirici, Arts & Sciences-Thompson Writing Program
- Kearsley Stewart, Duke Global Health Institute
Graduate Team Members
Deepti Agnihotri, Global Health – MS
Faculty/Staff Team Contributors
Anna Tupetz, School of Medicine-Surgery: Emergency Medicine
Some populations are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 based on factors such as close living accommodations, challenges around implementing preventive measures and barriers to accessing care for either testing or intervention. People with disabilities are reported to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to factors such as lack of access to necessary therapies due to social distancing. However, there is currently limited information on this population and their lived experiences, which has hindered practitioners’ and policymakers’ abilities to develop interventions to help this diverse group.
This project team will investigate the lived experiences of North Carolinians with disabilities and their families across different COVID-19 phases in order to make policy and practice recommendations.
Team members will investigate the lived experiences of people with disabilities in Orange, Durham and Wake counties to develop evidence-based and inclusive policy and practice response mechanisms.