HHS to Announce Plan for Reducing Health Disparities Among Minorities, Underserved

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services will unveil its roadmap for reducing health and healthcare disparities in racial, ethnic and other underserved communities on April 8, according to a government news release.

The announcement comes right after the department announced plans for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health. The plan includes four priorities in addressing significant health issues for AANHPI populations:

•    Improve prevention, treatment and control of Hepatitis B infections.
•    Improve reporting of data.
•    Foster workforce diversity.
•    Address critical health issues that impact Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations.

Read the news release about the AANHPI plan.

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