APIAHF

Achieving health equity – the highest level of health for everyone – is a critical imperative for this country, not only because it is at the heart of our shared values of fairness, justice, and equal opportunity, but because it is impossible to have a sustainable healthcare system without it. The Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) can provide the tools necessary to address these health inequities and ensure that health and health care disparities elimination are prioritized.

HEAA is a unique and comprehensive piece of legislation. Introduced every Congress for two decades, HEAA is a product of cooperation between the Congressional Black, Hispanic and Asian and Pacific American Caucuses. It has inspired or directly contributed to successful health care legislation, including the Affordable Care Act, which it now builds on. APIAHF has been proud to lead the HEAA Community Working Group for the 112th and 115th Congresses.      

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The Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018

Fact Sheet

The Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) is a comprehensive, broadly-supported legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. HEAA is the only legislation that holistically addresses health inequalities, their intersections with immigration status, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, language, and socio-economic status, along with obstacles associated with historical and…

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Successful HEAA Provisions

Memo

For over a decade, the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) has been introduced each Congress by members of the Congressional Black, Hispanic and Asian and Pacific American Caucuses. HEAA serves as a key marker of how health equity advocates in Congress and in policy organizations would comprehensively address disparities. However, HEAA also has been…

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Letter of Organizational Support for HEAA 2018

Letter

Over 300 groups comprise the HEAA Community Working Group dedicated to supporting the solutions advanced in HEAA. This organizational letter of support to health leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus expresses support for the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (HEAA). HEAA is a comprehensive, broadly-supported legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. HEAA is…