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June 6, 2018

NPAF supports the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

National Patient Advocate Foundation proudly supports the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA), a comprehensive bill that addresses ethnic and racial health disparities in order to improve outcomes in communities of color.

“HEAA’s wide-ranging provisions ensure that federal efforts address the numerous factors that may impede patient access to care, especially proposals that address high-impact minority diseases such as cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS where our PAF colleagues are most actively supporting patients,” wrote Rebecca Kirch, NPAF executive vice president of health care quality and value, in a letter of support to the Congressional TriCaucus.

The Health Equity and Accountability Act has been introduced in every Congress since 2007. This legislation reforms policies and expands federal health care resources for racial and ethnic minorities, as well as other underserved populations who face discrimination and barriers to care due to their immigration status, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity and English proficiency.

The full letter of support can be found here.

More information on the HEAA can be found here.