Improving the economic, social, and health outcomes of vulnerable populations.

For people who face physical, cognitive, or environmental challenges, life is too often a series of setbacks that can include high rates of unemployment and poverty, chronic medical problems, poor educational outcomes, or social isolation. Through effectively applied research, the KDHRC program on Vulnerable Populations helps people deal with such challenges and setbacks and achieve healthier and more successful lives.

The Cochlear Implant School Toolkit

The Cochlear Implant School Toolkit helps parents and teachers build knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy to manage the educational needs of children with CIs and provides parents and teachers with practical skills to understand, navigate, and advocate for school services.

Cochlear Implant University (CIU)

CIU supports students with cochlear implants with self-advocacy training in their transition into higher education.

Project PENCIL

Project PENCIL offers practical, research-based support to parents and teachers of children with chronic illness and intermittent school attendance by increasing their ability to navigate the school system and advocate for school services with less stress and greater confidence.

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May 19, 2017
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May 20, 2017
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Vulnerable Populations

Programs in this focus area support the parents and teachers of young children with cochlear implants as they navigate the school system; trained young adults with cochlear implants in self-advocacy; and helped children with chronic illnesses navigate absences to thrive in school.

Staff Contact
Nicole I. Wanty
Research Associate I