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Key Health Disparities-Focused Legislation

As the first session of the 110th Congress draws to a close, the Kaiser Family Foundation has prepared a summary of the legislative proposals that focus specifically on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care that have been introduced. Key Health Disparities-Focused Legislation Introduced in the 110th Congress, available at http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/7724.cfm, highlights more than a dozen of these legislative initiatives, such as the Minority Health Improvement and Health Disparity Elimination Act and the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2007.

In addition, Kaiser has posted online an archived webcast and transcript of Friday’s Today’s Topics In Health Disparities, available at http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?display=detail&hc=2448. It focused on current federal legislative efforts to address racial and ethnic health disparities.

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