Date Developed: 08/14/2015. Source: National Center for Cultural Competence. Presenter(s): Diana Autin, Tawara D. Goode, Andy Imparato, Thomas Uno. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Advanced. Length: 90 minutes.
This forum explores contributing factors to disparities and disproportionality and what three organizations are doing at the policy and practice levels to mitigate them. It begins with a discussion on how, when compared to non-Hispanic Whites, members of other racial and ethnic groups continue to be adversely impacted by health and health care disparities. It continues by exploring the overrepresentation of students primarily African American and most recently Latino in special education and children and youth with disabilities (across racial and ethnic groups) who are disproportionately placed in this nation’s juvenile justice system.
• Define and differentiate between health and health care disparities.
• Define disproportionality and overrepresentation.
• Cite the impact of disparities and disproportionality on individuals with disabilities and their families.
• List three approaches to combat or mitigate health/health care disparities and disproportionality in education and juvenile justice.
• Reflect on the role of leadership in bringing about change.