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Tools to Integrate Equity into Community Health Webinar

The October 23 webinar will highlight two analytical resources for conducting assessments with a health equity lens. Learn more...

HHS Announces New, Refined Survey Standards to Examine and Help Eliminate Health Disparities

Standards for Consistent Demographic Measures

HHS published final standards for data collection on race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status.  Learn more...

Health Information Technology

Initiative to Stimulate Adoption of Electronic Health Records

OMH, AHIMA and North Shore Medical Labs, Inc., are launching a program to stimulate adoption of electronic health records.  Learn more...

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The Affordable Care Act Resource Kit
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.
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The Native American Perspective on FASD: An Interview with Judge Anita Fineday - November 2014
By Judge Anita Fineday

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, recognized each November in the United States, this month's Ask the Expertinterviews the Honorable Anita Fineday. A member of the Minnesota-based White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Judge Fineday has devoted her career to improving the way of life for Native Americans, particularly Native young people. From 1997 to 2011, she served as the Chief Judge for her tribe. Since then, she has been the Managing Director of the Indian Child Welfare Program at Casey Family Programs in Seattle, the nation's largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.

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