Health Disparities and Physical Therapy by miy51275

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									Health Disparities and
Physical Therapy

        Brief overview
         AASIG 2004
RC 41-03 Charge to APTA

   That the American Physical Therapy
    Association (APTA) develop strategies
    to identify existing racial and ethnic
    disparities in access to, utilization of,
    and outcomes from physical therapy
    services and develop guidelines for data
    collection in this area with a report back
    to the 2005 House of Delegates.
April 2004 Task Force Meeting
     Task Force                APTA Staff
   Meredith Harris,MA       Dept. of Minority &
   Marylis Randolph,VA       International Affairs
   Thubi Kolobe,OK          Committee on
   Wen Ling, NY              Cultural Competence
   Millie Jorge, OK         Board Liaison
   Ronnie Leavitt, CT       Research
                             Government Affairs
Background in HCD
   US Government reports of HCD- The
    problem is not new, but has gained
    recent national attention and funding.
       1950
       1985
       1995
       2002
       2003
Summary Findings
   Health Care Disparities discussed in Medical
    Research

“Medical research has extensively documented
   the pervasiveness of racial & ethnic
   disparities. Minorities receive poorer quality
   care in cardiovascular disease, cancer,
   asthma, & diabetes.”
(IOM, 2002)
The impact of disparities in
health care is specific to”:
   “Cancer                 Maternal & child
   Cardiovascular           health
    disease                 Mental health
   Chronic Kidney          Diabetes/Obesity
    disease
   Heart disease           Respiratory Disease
   HIV/Aids                Long Term Care


       NHDR, 2003 p.39
Multiple Theories cited for
cause
   Race                    Education
   Ethnicity               Communication
   Genetics                Respect/Racism
   SES/poverty             Housing
   Lifestyle/behavior       discrimination
                            Geography
What data exists for PT HCD
   None specific to PT
How AASIG can help
1. Provide information on Education
  program Pro Bono, community, faculty
  practice or service learning services.
     Client descriptors by race, ethnicity,
      gender, SES
     Clinician descriptors by race and ethnicity
How AASIG can Help
2. Provide information on research being
  conducted in HCD diseases, access,
  utilization, outcome reported by researcher
  race and ethnicity.
3. Volunteer to help continue work of CCC
  consultant task force
4. Contact: Meredith Harris Northeastern
  University, Boston MA 02115 (617 373-5980)
m.harris@neu.edu

								
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