HHS seeks to reduce burden on religious groups to participate in healthcare

HHS issued a request for information to better understand how to engage faith-based organizations in HHS-funded or regulated programs. 

"This commitment to faith-based organizations has extended across administrations because faith-based organizations have a long history of providing an array of important services to people and communities in need of healthcare, education, social services and other charitable services in the United States," the RFI reads. "Religious faith, in its many expressions, is a key aspect of American life and culture. Because so many people live their lives through their faith commitments, faith-based organizations are uniquely positioned to understand and serve their neighbors and communities in culturally competent ways."

The agency seeks comment from religious organizations involved in healthcare or other related entities on how to remove barriers to participation and ensure such organizations are not being excluded from consideration for funding and are treated equally. The agency also seeks to better understand the role of faith-based organizations in healthcare.  

Read more about how to submit comments here. Comments will be accepted through Nov. 24. 


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