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HHS Disparities Action Plan

HHS Plan CoverThe HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities outlines goals and actions. The Department of Health and Human Services will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. The Office of Minority Health is leading the charge to put into practice the HHS Disparities Action Plan, at all levels of the Department and in the communities with which we work.

With the HHS Disparities Action Plan, the Department commits to continuously assessing the impact of all policies and programs on racial and ethnic health disparities. It will promote integrated approaches, evidence-based programs and best practices to reduce these disparities. The HHS Action Plan builds on the strong foundation of the Affordable Care Act and is aligned with programs and initiatives such as Healthy People 2020, the First Lady's Let's Move initiative and the President's National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

The five goals of the HHS Disparities Action Plan are to:

  1. Transform health care
  2. Strengthen the nation’s health and human services infrastructure and workforce
  3. Advance the health, safety and well-being of the American people
  4. Advance scientific knowledge and innovation
  5. Increase the efficiency, transparency and accountability of HHS programs

Download the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities [PDF | 2MB] .


Last Modified: 6/16/2014 4:34:00 PM