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Tools to Integrate Equity into Community Health Webinar

The October 23 webinar will highlight two analytical resources for conducting assessments with a health equity lens. 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.
NPA Blog
Black Infant Deaths Point to Flaw in U.S. Health Care System
By Vanessa Lopez-Littleton

In a recent interview on The Daily Show, TV host Jon Stewart asked Fox political commentator Bill O'Reilly: "Does white privilege exist?" O'Reilly denied the existence of white privilege but conceded that as a collective, blacks carry more of a burden than whites.

What exactly is the burden?

Some argue the burden is carried within different institutions such as education, employment, housing, or the criminal-justice system. While others assert that the burden -- if it does exist -- is an individual responsibility and not really a public-health concern.

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