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.
Uncovering Health Disparities through Data: Perspectives from Emerging Leaders: Part 1
By Eboni Anderson
The role of data in driving policy and interventions to address health disparities cannot be overemphasized. Data highlights the dimensions and complexities of health disparities, and therefore the actions that can be taken at multiple levels for prevention and mitigation. The Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) is conducting an environmental scan of regional data highlighting health disparities and the social determinants of health. This review of data spans thousands of miles of states, territories and countries, including: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau. Results will guide the RHEC’s work to end health disparities in the region.