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Call for Health Equity to Members of the 116th Congress

Letter

Dear Members of Congress,  Each year our nation loses $93 billion in avoidable health care costs and $175 billion due to premature deaths stemming directly from racial, ethnic, and other health inequities. Each of these dollars has a human story behind it, such as an African American sickle cell patient encountering bias and discrimination in…

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REACH Letter to Congress Appropriations

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Dear Senator Blunt, Senator Murray, Representative Cole and Representative DeLauro: As you work to complete a final appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we write you to urge that you maximize funding for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. In June, we joined 147 other…

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Letter to HHS Secretary Azar on GAO Open Enrollment

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Letter from 8 organizations — Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Community Catalyst, Families USA, Get America Covered, National Health Law Program, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Young Invincibles — to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Dear Secretary Azar: We are writing to you as organizations concerned with ensuring a successful HealthCare.gov open enrollment period…

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Comments on Title X Family Planning Program Proposed Rule

Letter

On behalf of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule on the Title X Family Planning Program, entitled Compliance with Statutory Program Integrity Requirements (“the proposed rule” hereafter). For over thirty years, APIAHF has served as the…

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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…

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REACH Letter Senate FY18

Letter, Testimony and Comments

Dear Chairman Cochran and Vice-Chair Leahy: We are writing to expressed our deep concern that funding for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program has been eliminated in the Senate Fiscal Year 2018 Health and Human Services appropriations bill. For nearly 20 years, REACH grantees have worked to improve public health and…