CDC Health Disparities Affecting Minorities
Take a look at the attached CDC Health Disparities Affecting Minorities brief publications. Pick two of the statistics that are discussed and make suggestions for how those in your chosen field ( School Psychology)can contribute to community efforts to reduce the disparities.
The first disparity is that of HIV/ AIDS were Africans Americans account for than 50% of all new HIV infections in 2001 despite them only being 13% of the American population. Those in school psychology can help the community in reduction of such disparities by offering free testing and counselling sessions. This can also be achieved by conducting HIV awareness programs throughout the community and volunteering to help the victims especially the young children. HIV is a scourge that needs the input of everyone to eliminate it…..