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1 Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities Joyce James Associate Deputy Executive Commissioner Sheila Sturgis Craig Disproportionality Project Manager

2 2 Mission To partner with Health and Human Service Commission agencies and external stakeholders to identify and eliminate disproportionality and disparities

3 3 Source: 1. Myers, 2010 (See Don Baumann for complete citation). 2. Ibid. 3. ojjdp.gov/dmc; NEA, Disproportionality: Inappropriate identification of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children, TermDefinition Most commonly used in: Disproportionality The comparison of persons of a certain race or ethnicity in a target population (e.g., African American children) to persons in a reference (or base) population (e.g., Anglo children). 1 Child welfare Health Disparity A particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social or economic disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have experienced greater social or economic obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, cognitive, sensory, or physical disability, sexual orientation, geography, or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. 3 Health DMC – Disproportionate minority contact The disproportionate number of minority youth that come into contact with the juvenile justice system Juvenile justice Achievement gap The observed disparity on a number of educational measures between the performance of groups of students Education Many terms are used to describe racial inequity in outcomes across systems

4 4 Activity Dot Exercise

5 5 Texas Cross Systems Data

6 6 Infant Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity - Texas, 2009

7 HIV Data for Youth year old

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10 Texas Deaths by Race/Ethnicity

11 11 Legislation History of Work and H.O.P.E. In January 2005, the 79th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 6. In September 2007 the 80th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 758. In September 2010 the creation of the new Center by Executive Commissioner Tom Suehs. In May 2011 Senate Bill 501 established in Law an Interagency Council (IC) led by Joyce James and establishes the Center as the state of Texas Office of Minority Health.

12 12 SB501 Partners HHSC, CEDD, DADS, DARS, DSHS, DFPS Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) Texas Education Association (TEA) Office of Court Administration (OCA) Office of Attorney General (OAG) Supreme Court Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families Community Based Representative Faith-Based Representative Foster Care Youth Alumni Two Medical Community Representatives

13 13 The Texas Model Data Driven Strategies Leadership Development Cultural Competent Workforce Community Engagement Cross Systems Collaborations Training Defined by Anti-Racist Principles An Understanding of the History of Institutionalized Racism and the Impact on Poor Communities and Communities of Color

14 14 Activity Why Are People Poor?

15 15 History of Institutionalized Racism An Analysis of Power Impact on Poor Communities

16 16 Video A Girl Like Me

17 17 Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities Success is dependent on mutual accountability at every level across every system, so that the end result is elimination of disproportionality and disparities.

18 18 Contact Information Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities Joyce James Associate Deputy Executive Commissioner, Disparities (512) Sheila Sturgis Craig Disproportionality and Disparities Project Manager, (512)


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