Project Intersect

Addressing Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity and Disability: Project Intersect

Image of a man and a woman smiling. Both the man and woman are of minority ethnicity.

Project Intersect Summary

There are many health disparities between people in traditionally underserved racial and ethnic groups (including African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians, and Latinos) and non-Hispanic Whites. These disparities may be even greater among people who also have disabilities. Project Intersect: Addressing Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability studied how disability in combination with race and ethnicity relates to health, access to health care, and health promotion opportunities.


Project Intersect was funded by a cooperative agreement  (#U01DD000231) between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).