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.
Achieving Health Equity and Longevity for Men in Communities of Color
By Bobie Williams
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, the life expectancy is 76.5 years for white men, while it is only 71.8 years for black men. Hispanic men live longest with a life expectancy of 78.7 years. I have attended many funerals for men of color who died prematurely (before the age of 75), and wondered ‘How could they have lived longer?’