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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 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.

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