About the survey
The National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD) gives voice to the concerns of people with disabilities, and documents their experiences with a variety of issues. Those include access to health care, insurance coverage, housing, transportation, Long Covid, participation in the community, employment and more. Your experiences and opinions matter and are critical to include in this research that aims to inform and call decision-makers to action on issues that you and other people with disabilities care about.
The survey is anonymous and confidential and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. It can be done online with a smartphone, tablet, computer or over the telephone with a project staff person.
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The survey is available via text message, email and by phone. Fill out the short form below and we will send the survey to your device:
Gathering data to inform policy
Findings from the NSHD are shared widely and serve to assure that policy makers respect the philosophy of “nothing about us without us” when it comes to making decisions that will affect the lives of people with disabilities. Past surveys have shown that people with a variety of disabilities report being denied care outright by physicians and other medical providers, and that people who acquire disabilities later in life tend to have poorer health and greater health care expenditures than people who become disabled earlier in life. The survey also has identified that people with disabilities who are also LGBTQ+ experience worse health and poorer access to health care than straight, cis-gender people with disabilities.
For questions about accessing the survey, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll-free: 1-855-556-6328.
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The National Survey on Health and Disability (NSHD) is administered by the University of Kansas Institute for Health & Disability Policy Studies (KU-IHDPS) and funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR project #90IFRE0050).
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