HHS tackles health disparities

April 29, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is stepping up its efforts to help you confront health disparities among your patients stemming from their race or ethnicity.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is stepping up its efforts to help you confront health disparities among your patients stemming from their race or ethnicity.

HHS recently released the documents, HHS Plan to Reduce Health Disparities and the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity. The former outlines the steps the department will take to end disparities, while the latter seeks to involve public and private sector initiatives for achieving that goal.

“For the first time, the United States has a coordinated road map designed to give everyone the chance to live a healthy life,” says HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We all need to work together to combat this persistent problem so that we can build healthier communities and a stronger nation.”

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