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APHA supports equity legislation.

New congressional legislation on health equity provides an opportunity to address long-persisting disparities that have hindered progress, APHA said in November.

On Nov. 29, APHA applauded the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 in the Senate, thanking supporters in both chambers of Congress.

The bill would address deficiencies in data collection and reporting, advocate for culturally appropriate health care, improve health workforce diversity, improve health care access and address mental health, among other actions.

"Creating health equity is a guiding priority and core value of APHA, and this legislation provides an opportunity to address long-persisting disparities that have hindered progress toward achieving this goal," APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, said in a news release.

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Title Annotation:APHA ADVOCATES: Recent actions on public health by APHA
Author:Barna, Mark
Publication:The Nation's Health
Date:Feb 1, 2019
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