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.
Promoting Health Equity in Latino Communities
By Elizabeth Ortiz de Valdez
Concilio Latino de Salud, Inc. has spent the past three decades expanding health promotion and disease prevention within Hispanic/Latino communities in Phoenix, AZ, as a national pioneer in community health work. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NPA Blog interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz de Valdez, President and CEO of Concilio Latino de Salud and a member of the Pacific & Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC), to discuss health equity issues in Hispanic/Latino communities as well as promising practices and recommendations for collaborating with these communities.