• Researcher
Email
hje@umn.edu
Phone
+1 612-625-0427
Address
Inst on Community Integration
Room 203 PtH [map]
150 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Heidi J. Eschenbacher, PhD, is a researcher interested in patterns of system change. Dr. Eschenbacher earned her doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD) from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, and a double B.A. from University of Minnesota. Her ongoing interest in her varied work is to explore how people, particularly those who have historically been marginalized, can use research to inform policy, practice, and social change. She enjoys the intricate details of both qualitative and quantitative data, often finding herself immersed in spreadsheets or text.

At ICI, Dr. Eschenbacher contributes that examines the supports and services people with Intellectual or Development Disabilities access or seek. She particularly enjoys applied research that bridges evidence, policy, advocacy, and practice that affects people's lives.

Projects

Project

FISP: Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project (FISP) [Archived]

Establishes and refines a comprehensive program of annual data collection from states on family support, and conducts longitudinal data analysis, policy studies, and dissemination activities to…

Project

Research and Training Center on Community Living Diversity Fellowships

Aims to (1) increase the knowledge and capacity of disability within a community-based organization (CBO) that serves diverse and/or underrepresented families, and (2) inform ICI about how to…

Project

RISP: National Residential Information Systems Project: Data Collection and Information Dissemination on Residential and In Home Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RISP)

Examines the status of, and longitudinal trends in, provision of institutional and home and community based long-term supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental…

Products

In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends Through 2016

A report describing the status of, and trends in, long-term supports and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the U.S. on June 30, 2016. It is based on an annual…

Published: 2018

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and their Families: Status and Trends through 2014

A report summarizing statistics that were gathered and analyzed for the Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project (FISP). It includes information about the numbers of, and…

Published: 2016

In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends through 2014

A report describing the status of, and trends in, long-term supports and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the U.S. on June 30, 2014. It is based on an annual…

Published: 2017

In-Home and Residential Long-Term Supports and Services for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends Through 2015

A report describing the status of, and trends in, long-term supports and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the U.S. on June 30, 2015. It is based on an annual...

Published: 2017

Topics

  • Community life
    • Community supports and services
    • Culture and diversity
      • Cultural competence
        • Immigrants
          • International initiatives
          • Direct support workforce
            • Workforce development strategies
            • Education practices (K12 and transition)
              • Youth development and leadership
              • Educational accountability and assessment
                • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
                • Health and safety
                  • Emergency/disaster preparedness
                  • Housing and residential services
                    • Community group residential
                      • Consumer/self-directed services
                        • Family supports/in-home services
                          • Housing access
                            • Institutions and deinstitutionalization
                              • Medicaid services (residential)
                              • Specific disability
                                • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)

                                Activities

                                • Dissemination
                                  • Evaluation
                                    • Research
                                      • Technical assistance