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 the Heartland
By LaSharon Taylor
LaSharon Duckett-Taylor is a member of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC) and an Addictions Therapist at Comprehensive Mental Health Services in Independence, MO. Throughout LaSharon’s career, she has worked to increase the number of counselors from communities of color, advance cultural and linguistic competence among counselors, and increase access to health care services among underserved and minority communities. The NPA Blog sat down with LaSharon Duckett-Taylor to discuss her personal journey and the work that the Heartland RHEC is doing to advance regional health equity.
NPA Blog (NB): Why did you decide to devote your career to health equity?