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Health Disparities Research  
at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability:
A National Conference

April 25 & 26, 2013
Washington, DC

Project Intersect Summary


The conference is intended to bring together researchers, advocates, and policy makers in racial and ethnic disparities and disability-related disparities to:

  • Learn about barriers to health care and health promotion for people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups
  • Share your own work on health disparities at this intersection
  • Discuss priorities for future research and action


The conference is part of Project Intersect: Addressing Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability.  Project Intersect is based in the Institute on Development & Disability at Oregon Health & Science University.  Project partners include:     

  • Project Intersect Advisory Council – A national group of adults with disabilities and family members of adults with disabilities who are members of underserved racial and ethnic groups       
  • The National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University   
  • The Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois – Chicago
  • USC UCEDD, University California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles  
  • The Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi 
  • Jana Peterson-Besse, MPH, PhD – Dr. Peterson-Besse is a researcher and teacher in public health, disability, health disparities, and social determinants of health
  • American Association on Health and Disability

Conference Attendee & Exhibitor 
Registration is Open

***Early Bird Registration Deadline is February 15th, 2013*** 

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Washington DC on Capitol Hill
to make reservations at the conference rate

Conference Schedule


Conference Sponsors

  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Special Hope Foundation