The Affordable Care Act Resource Kit has been developed to guide activities that will improve opportunities for health care access and coverage as part of efforts by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The main audience for this Kit is NPA partners, Regional Health Equity Councils, and other affiliate organizations interested in conducting ACA outreach and facilitating enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplaces. The Kit provides basic information and a directory of links to resources that may be referenced or distributed during conferences, trainings, project planning and community events. ACA Resource Kit [PDF - 3MB]
Read Journal Article about HHS
Disparities Reduction Plan
"The Action Plan represents the first federal
strategic disparities plan and the most comprehensive federal commitment in this area to date." Read the article by Howard K. Koh, Garth Graham, and Sherry A. Glied.
Newly Released: A White Paper for Health Care Providers on Cultural Competency
By Dr. Lynette M. Gibson
In August 2015, the Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released a white paper on cultural competency to further their mission to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee through culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and policies. The NPA blog interviewed Dr. Lynette Gibson, PhD, RN, a SHEC member and one of the 11 contributors to their recent white paper, “Cultural Competency: What is it and Why is it Necessary?” to learn more about the impetus for writing the document, its target audience, and what the SHEC hopes to accomplish with this document.