Conference Presentations

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Day 1  -  Thursday, April 25

8:45 – 9:30 My Experience in Accessing Healthcare: Personal Stories of Adults with Disabilities


  • Jenny, TD, & Lihua Lee
  • Wardell Kyles
  • Horacio Esparza
  • Angel Miles, MA

9:30 – 10:15 Expert Perspectives: What We Know, What We Need to Know, and Key Issues


10:30 – 11:15 Research Panel: Findings from Project Intersect


11:15 – 12:00 Approaches to Addressing Disparities


1:00 – 3:30 Concurrent Sessions

A) Health Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, and Competence

B) Care Coordination and Navigating the Health Care System

C) Health Education and Health Promotion for Individuals with Disabilities

D) Community Engagement and Empowerment Strategies

E) Building Bridges: Including Disability in the Health Disparities Agenda

3:45 – 5:00 Group Discussion: Setting an Agenda for Future Research


Day 2 -   Friday, April 26

8:30 – 9:15 Keynote Address

9:15 – 9:30 Review of Prioritized Recommendations for Research

9:30 – 11:30 Federal Perspectives on Advancing Health Equity Research


  • Gloria Krahn, PhD, MPH, Director, CDC Division of Human Development and Disability;
  • Charlie Lakin, PhD, Director, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research;
  • Ernest Moy, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality;
  • Ana Penman-Aguilar, PhD, MPH, Associate Director of Science, CDC Office of Minority Health & Health Equity;
  • Nathaniel Stinson, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH, Director, Division of Scientific Programs, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities