(BPRW) Minority and Progressive Groups Advocate for Health Equity Principles
By: Kevin B. Kimble, Esq.
(Black PR Wire) Last week, a coalition of civil rights and community service organizations sent a letter aimed at sending a clear message to Congress on the importance of health equity in all communities in the U.S. [link to letter]
Led by Southern Christian Leadership Conference, this effort features 21 signatories from national civil rights/multicultural/progressive groups including NAACP, National Medical Association, National Grange, MANA, and The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce coming together for the first time. The letter is based on a set of unifying guidelines for Congress to address and eliminate health disparities for diverse populations and minorities.
“It is important that all communities participate equally in advances and improvements to our national health care system” said Brady Buckner, Co-Founder and Director of the Partnership for Innovation and Empowerment (PIE). Because minority and disadvantage communities are less likely to receive quality healthcare and more likely to face poorer health outcomes, congress must work harder to ensure their voices are heard when forming healthcare policy.
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