Addressing Health Disparities Through Reform

The National Health Law Program (NHeLP), recently released a short paper examining how healthcare reform will address health disparities for minority communities.

Some of the key points they make in their paper include:

  • Data Collection: “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a requirement for the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect and report data on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language, and disability status for applicants, recipients, or participants in any federally conducted or supported health care or public health program, activity, or survey.”
  • Prevention Efforts: “A strategy used in the ACA to prevent and address chronic illness in low-income communities requires the CDC to issue competitive community grants to state and local governments and community-based organizations to implement and evaluate community prevention programs.”
  • Workforce Development: The ACA “is devoted to improving ‘access and the delivery of health care services for all individuals, particluarly low income, underserved, uninsured, minority, health disparity, and rural populations.'”

How does this impact your community? Learn more about these key points, and many others, by downloading the short paper here:
Click Here to Download


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