Online Program

Disability and “Race”/Ethnicity: Parallels, Intersections, Braiding the Strands

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
There are conspicuous parallels between “race”/ethnicity and disability status as axes of inequity by which opportunity is structured and value is assigned. There are vital intersections between disability status and “race”/ethnicity in individuals and in communities. Recognizing these parallels and intersections enables public health workers to braid the strands and create convergent strength by expanding advocacy agendas, integrating research agendas, and sharing successful policy strategies. This talk will include a unifying theoretical framework describing three levels of health intervention; arresting data on the prevalence of disability by “race”/ethnicity and social class; and a sample of national and international policy initiatives.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the prevalence of disability among people from diverse racial and ethnic communities Identify social determinants that contribute to health disparities Illustrate a framework for public health approaches locally and globally

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an active member of the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team (FIHET) of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities, and Co-Chair the FIHET's Data, Research, and Evaluation Subcommittee. I have conducted research and written on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation for decades, and led the development of the "Reactions to Race" module on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.