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Disability Inclusive Vision for Engaged Research and Service for Equity (DIVERSE) Collective

Organization: University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Primary Contact: Amy Houtrow

Grant Amount: $ for 24 months

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A field that has received little attention is health care inequities for children with disabilities and intersectional identities. These are children who have more than one identity that is associated with discrimination, oppression, or other disadvantages. This grant will support a research collaborative in developing a path toward improving health outcomes for this marginalized population of children. The project will identify best practices to address intersectional oppression, complete a literature review of previous scholarship, and conduct an evaluation of trends in intersectional childhood disability. The team also will mentor early career clinicians/researchers of color to help build a pipeline toward a more diverse workforce.