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DIS 101: How to Address Disparities and Disproportionalities Through Disparity Impact Statements and Strategies

Event Date: 
July 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM EDT

Participants learned about the history of the Disparity Impact Statement (DIS), the prevalence of disparities and disproportionalities (D&D), SAMHSA’s DIS approach, and successful examples of how communities have addressed disparities and disproportionalities through the disparity impact statements.

Presenters Dr. Ken Martinez, National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, American Institutes for Research and Dr. Larke Huang, Director of Office of Behavioral Health Equity, SAMHSA, discussed how SAMHSA grantee communities around the country are using disaggregated demographic data to actively reduce and eliminate disparities and disproportionalities in new and creative ways.