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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]
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"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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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Lifting the Burden of Disparities
By J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE and Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.

Discrimination exacerbates health and health care disparities for communities of color. Inequity results in lack of access to quality, affordable care andcan lead to prolonged and unnecessary illness. This is especially true for people with a mental illness or substance use disorder. During July, NationalMinority Mental Health Awareness Month, we shine a light on the discrimination that minorities often experience when living with a mental health condition,and learn how we can prevent it.

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