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Learn About HHS’s Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (posted 4/27)

Posted: April 27, 2011

On April 8, 2011 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. This roadmap for reducing health and health care disparities is a comprehensive effort to address differences in health for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities. The HHS Disparities Action Plan demonstrates the Department's commitment to continuously assess 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. To learn more about the Action Plan visit the National Partnership for Action website.

On April 25, 2011 the Kaiser Family Foundation held a webcast about the strategy and its timeline for implementation as well as its implications for providers. The panelists also discussed how the new strategy relates to other recently released HHS strategies including the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care, the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, the Healthy People 2020 initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. Panelists also considered what the strategy’s role as it relates to health reform implementation. Watch the recording of the webcast on the Kaiser Family Foundation website.

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