Reducing racial and ethnic disparities

The action plan from the department of health and human services

Howard K. Koh, Garth Graham, Sharon Glied

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently unveiled the most comprehensive federal commitment yet to reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. The 2011 HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities not only responds to advice previously offered by stakeholders around the nation, but it also capitalizes on new and unprecedented opportunities in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 to benefit diverse communities. The Action Plan advances five major goals: transforming health care; strengthening the infrastructure and workforce of the nation's health and human services; advancing Americans' health and well-being; promoting scientific knowledge and innovation; and upholding the accountability of HHS for making demonstrable progress. By mobilizing HHS around these goals, the Action Plan moves the country closer to realizing the vision of a nation free of disparities in health and health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1822-1829
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Reducing racial and ethnic disparities : The action plan from the department of health and human services. / Koh, Howard K.; Graham, Garth; Glied, Sharon.

In: Health Affairs, Vol. 30, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 1822-1829.

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