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.
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.
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.
The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities.
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.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving women’s health through science, policy, and education.
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.
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.
The first nonprofit organization created by Black women to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls.
The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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.
NIMHD leads scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.
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.
REACH is a national program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.
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 is a national initiative to connect LGBT communities with the health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act.
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.
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, the following groups might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Racial disparity data on COVID-19
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.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
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.
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.
Accessing your medicines can be confusing. It doesn’t have to be.
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.
Drug companies are committed to helping patients make more informed health care decisions by providing more transparency about medicine costs.
Nearly half of every dollar spent on medicines goes to someone who doesn’t make them. Who gets that half?