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Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice Features Office of Minority Health

The latest issue of the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice (Volume 9, Issue 6 [2016]) features the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The supplement focuses on strategies used at the state, federal, and tribal levels to address health disparities and features authors who work closely with the NPA. Topics covered include health equity, funding, health equity mapping, capacity building, and cross-sector collaborations, among many others. Download the issue here: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol9/iss6/ Exit Disclaimer

The NPA Toolkit for Community Action

To support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity, the Office of Minority Health has released the new NPA Toolkit for Community Action. Through this toolkit, community members will have the information and resources they need to help engage fellow citizens and local media as they spread the word about health disparities and educate others about the impact disparities have in the lives of individuals and the greater impact on society. 
The NPA Toolkit for Community Action [PDF | 8MB]

Proposed Data Collection Standards for Race, Ethnicity, Primary Language, Sex, and Disability Status Required by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act

HHS published final standards on October 31, 2011, for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status, as required by|
Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act [PDF | 1.6 MB].

The law requires that data collection standards for these measures be used, to the extent practicable, in all national population health surveys. They will apply to self-reported information only. The law also requires any data standards published by HHS comply with standards created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Learn more ...

Plan for Health Data Collection on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Populations

Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on June 29, 2011, announced that HHS would begin collecting data in its population health surveys that would facilitate identification of health issues and reduction of health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations. Learn more ...

Press Release & Fact Sheets

Press Release: HHS Announces Plan to Reduce Health Disparities 
Fact Sheet: The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 
Fact Sheet: National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity

The NPA Toolkit for Community Action

To support community efforts in the goal of ending health disparities and promoting health equity, the Office of Minority Health has released the new NPA Toolkit for Community Action. Through this toolkit, community members will have the information and resources they need to help engage fellow citizens and local media as they spread the word about health disparities and educate others about the impact disparities have in the lives of individuals and the greater impact on society.

The NPA Toolkit for Community Action [PDF | 6MB]

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