Issues & Resources

Signature Effort: Healthcare Equity Guidelines Coalition Letter to 116th Congress

Engagement Opportunity:

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Partnership for Innovation and Empowerment are circulating a coalition letter on the importance of health equity which they are currently circulating for potential signers. This effort is aimed at sending a clear message to Congress based on a set of unifying guidelines to address and eliminate health disparities for underserved populations and minorities.

Please use the Google form to sign on if your organization would like to be included in the effort.

Individual Resources

Disability Resources

The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

National Council on Disability

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.

National Council on Independent Living

The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities.

Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC)

PIPC advocates for the voices of patients and people with disabilities to drive the research that forms the infrastructure for meaningful shared decision-making and improved health care decision-making.

Birth Injury Justice Center

The Birth Injury Justice Center is dedicated to supporting anyone who has been affected by birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and other developmental disabilities.

Resources for Women

Chartbook on Women's Health Care

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR)

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving women’s health through science, policy, and education.

WIPP: Women Impacting Public Policy

WIPP is a national nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations.

Minority Resources

National Minority Organizations

The organizations on this list provided by the US Dept of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health provide information to all regardless of race and ethnicity, but their primary focus is communities of color within the US and its territories.

Black Women's Health Imperative

The first nonprofit organization created by Black women to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls.

Indian Health Service

The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

MANA: A National Latina Organization

Founded in 1974, MANA, A National Latina Organization is a national grassroots membership organization with chapters, individual members and affiliates across the country. MANA represents the interests of Latina women, youth and families on issues that impact our communities.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

NIMHD leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.

National Medical Association

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health.

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

REACH is a national program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.

LGBTQ Resources

GLMA

GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.

Out2Enroll

Out2Enroll is a national initiative to connect LGBT communities with the health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act.

National Black Justice Coalition

NBJC’s work includes protecting and expanding critical investments in resources for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and advancing studies of health disparities like cancer that impact Black LGBTQ/SGL people disproportionately.

COVID-19 Resources

CDC: Prevent Getting Sick

How to Protect Yourself & Others

CDC: What To Do If You Are Sick

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

CDC: Groups at a Higher Risk

Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, the following groups might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

JAMA: COVID-19 and African Americans

Racial disparity data on COVID-19

Johns Hopkins University: The Unequal Cost of Social Distancing

Social distancing will save lives.(i) Its economic costs are staggering. While frustrating but manageable for many people(ii), the economic fallout of social distancing is brutal for the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized members of our society. Even looking at the issue purely in terms of lives lost, injuries sustained, and lifelong psychological damage, there are tradeoffs that we feel have not been sufficiently acknowledged.

World Health Organization: COVID-19 Mythbusters

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

Addressing Health Disparities & Policy Impacts of COVID-19 on Communities of Color with Kevin Kimble

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Healthcare Resources

Health Information for the Public

Connect with a host of web-based health resources for public and community health professionals, consumers, community members, and research participants, including patients and healthy research volunteers. This page provides links to information, campaigns, tools and other resources produced and/or supported by NIH and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Notable Mesothelioma Treatment Centers

A specialized mesothelioma treatment center is key to any mesothelioma treatment plan. These centers see more patients than other cancer centers that don’t focus on the disease.

Find a Clinic

Free and low-cost health clinics are an important resource for patients who need assistance paying for their health care. Find a free low-cost near your home or workplace.

Medicine Assistance Tool

Accessing your medicines can be confusing. It doesn’t have to be.

Health Insurance Coverage Glossary

Health coverage jargon can be confusing. Our glossary defines some of the most commonly used terms to help ensure that you have all the information necessary to make informed decisions about your coverage plan.

Medicine Cost Information

Drug companies are committed to helping patients make more informed health care decisions by providing more transparency about medicine costs.

Let’s Talk About Cost

Nearly half of every dollar spent on medicines goes to someone who doesn’t make them. Who gets that half?