Work Group Overview

December 6, 2005

Health disparities for individuals with disabilities has been a very important topic in the health field - particularly for service providers. Given the importance of this topic, the National Training Directors Council formed a workgroup in 2005 to explore developed curricula and materials that may be useful for trainees and for training directors. The workgroup collected materials from network members related to the definition of health disparities, social/cultural factors related to health care, access to health care coverage and successful system change efforts and models. The materials were then provided to the network and training directors.

We wish to thank members of the workgroup including Matt Reese (Chair), Liz Depoy, Stacey Keane, Martha Sheldon, Angela Van Manen, Tokesha Warner, Judith Holt, Anne Bradford Harris, Sally Stuart, Carmen Velez, Kay Conklin and Scott Lindgren.

A special thanks goes to Karrie Shogren, a trainee who helped research, format and organize materials.

If you have questions regarding the materials contained here, please contact Matt Reese.