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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 8:20am - 9:10am
Addressing Health Disparities of People with Disabilities: Designation as 'Under-served Minority Population' LIMITED

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Designation as an "Underserved Minority" would avail the Disability community to the research, targeted health programs, health systems awareness, and funding now provided to several ethnic minorities. This will help to promote research, reduce excessive morbidity and mortality rates, increase access to care, raise awareness of policymakers and practitioner and increase funding for to address the disparities experiences of people with disabilities. This session will provide data and family experiences regarding health care services and outcomes, a rationale for the "Underserved Minority" designation and discuss strategies to achieve the designation. . OBJECTIVES:a) provide data and anecdotal information regarding the disparate health experiences of people with disabilities; b) discuss the rationale and benefits of a designation of "Underserved Minority" for people with disabilities; and c) describe strategies to achieve the "Underserved Minority" designation.

Speakers
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Ralph Edwards

Elected to be TASH President is a great honor. The passion and commitment of members coupled with research based advocacy is inspiring. Let's discuss ways to support TASH's continued leadership in promoting social justice and human rights.


Thursday December 3, 2015 8:20am - 9:10am
Salon C 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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