5119.0 Impact of minority status on health of persons with disabilities

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
While life expectancy and overall health have improved in recent years for most Americans, the health status of many racial and ethnic minority groups continues to lag behind that of their counterparts. Available evidences suggest that race and ethnicity correlate with persistent, and often increasing, health disparities among U.S. populations. Persons with disabilities from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds may be at an elevated risk for poor health than others with the same background, as disability is considered to be another contributing factor for poor health. Authors of this session will present study findings that underscore the health disparities of persons with disabilities from minority backgrounds
Session Objectives: Describe how race/ethnicity status of person interacts with their disability status and how it impacts on their health status.

Welcoming Remarks
Relation between health insurance and health care disparities among adults with disabilities
Nancy A. Miller, PhD, Adele Kirk, PhD, Lukas Glos and Brandy Alston

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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