Exercise 2.3 APRNs should not only recognize health disparities, they should also make


it part of their practice to develop strategies to reduce or eliminate them. Review information from Healthy People 2020 and the CDC Offi ce of Minority Health and Health



1. What health disparities can you fi nd that are relevant to your county or state?


2. What culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) interventions


could an APRN implement in his or her specifi c practice that are consistent


with the National CLAS Standards?


3. What outcomes could an APRN monitor related to the health disparities/state




4. Which objectives in Healthy People 2020/2030 could help this eff ort?