Rare Disease should not equal rare to find care. Participate in the rare diseases healthcare access study here: http://bit.ly/RDACsurvey
What is the Rare Diseases Health Care Access Study?
The Rare Diseases Health Care Access Study is an online questionnaire survey that takes about 30 minutes. We are looking for participants who are:
- Adults and caregivers over 18 years and currently residing in the U.S., with a rare disease, disorder or undiagnosed rare condition*.
- Or, parents/caregivers of children with a rare disease, disorder or undiagnosed rare condition*.
* A disease is generally considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 individuals in the United States. A list of rare diseases can be found here: www.rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/browse-by-first-letter Because rare disorders are discovered and prevalence estimates change frequently, you may participate even if your disorder does not appear on the list.
What is the purpose of the Rare Diseases Health Care Access Study?
The Chloe Barnes Advisory Council on Rare Diseases (CBACRD) has created The Rare Diseases Health Care Access Study to change the outcome for Minnesota patients and families living with rare diseases. With better understanding of rare diseases’ barriers to seeking and accessing health care, we hope to remove those obstacles and establish programs and resources.
(Please know, your identity and responses will be kept confidential and will be used only for the research purpose of this study.)
If you have questions about the survey contact Council Administrator Erica Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rare Diseases Health Care Access Study design team and Committee Members:
- Amanda Hemmesch, PhD – is an Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Cloud State University. Her primary research focus is on quality of life in chronic and rare conditions across the lifespan.
- Kathleen Bogart, PhD – Associate Professor of Psychology at Oregon State University. Researcher on quality of life with rare disorders, advocate, and individual living with a rare disorder
- Patti A. Engel, RN, BSN – President and CEO, Engage Health, Inc.
- Tom Blissenbach
- Lee Jones – President and CEO Rebiotix, a Ferring company
- Dr. Arthur A. Beisang III,MD – Complex Care Pediatrician, Co-Director of Rett and Rett related Disorders Clinic, Co-Director of Aerodigestive Clinic, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
- Karl Nelsen – Physician Assistant Fairview Southdale Hospital/Fairview Ridges Hospital, Patient advocate for Ectodermal Dysplasia
- Erica Barnes
A Special Thank You to those who provided feedback and guidance throughout the survey development process:
- Blue Spire
- Sheldon Berkowitz