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Tools to Integrate Equity into Community Health Webinar

The February 19 webinar will discuss justice policy implementation trends with particular attention to their impact on the mental health and life outcomes for youth of color. Learn more...

HHS Announces New, Refined Survey Standards to Examine and Help Eliminate Health Disparities

Standards for Consistent Demographic Measures

HHS published final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status.  Learn more...

Health Information Technology

Initiative to Stimulate Adoption of Electronic Health Records

OMH, AHIMA and North Shore Medical Labs, Inc., are launching a program to stimulate adoption of electronic health records.  Learn more...

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The Affordable Care Act Resource Kit
The Affordable Care Act Resource Kit has been developed to guide activities that will improve opportunities for health care access and coverage as part of efforts by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The main audience for this Kit is NPA partners, Regional Health Equity Councils, and other affiliate organizations interested in conducting ACA outreach and facilitating enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces. The Kit provides basic information and a directory of links to resources that may be referenced or distributed during conferences, trainings, project planning and community events. ACA Resource Kit [PDF - 3MB]
Read Journal Article about HHS Disparities Reduction Plan
"The Action Plan represents the first federal strategic disparities plan and the most comprehensive federal commitment in this area to date."
Read the article by Howard K. Koh, Garth Graham, and Sherry A. Glied.
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Uncovering Health Disparities through Data: Perspectives from Emerging Leaders: Part 2
By Daryl Traylor

Last week, the NPA Blog interviewed Pacific and Southwest RHEC Emerging Leader Eboni Anderson to learn about her experience working on the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC)'s environmental scan of regional data, which will guide health equity efforts in the region. The environmental scan examines health disparities data in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.

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