Medical Rehabilitation: Research and Resources for Interagency Collaboration in an Emerging Field

As the broad field of medical rehabilitation aims to address the complex needs of an aging population experiencing higher rates of chronic conditions, interagency collaboration is needed to innovate and drive the field forward toward this goal. Cost and the complex nature of interventions are significant challenges that often arise when conducting medical rehabilitation research. To promote increased interagency collaboration and address challenges in this field, the ICDR is releasing a toolkit on medical rehabilitation. It is designed to provide resources for people with disabilities and their caregivers, medical rehabilitation providers, medical rehabilitation researchers, and federal agencies focused on medical rehabilitation services and research. The toolkit describes a wide range of current research and resources across federal agencies, examples of best practices and current interagency collaboration, and areas for future research and development in medical rehabilitation.