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Health Equity Leadership Commission

Posted By Angela On August 17, 2010 @ 7:35 pm In OMO Governing Body | Comments Disabled

Out of Many, One salutes our colleagues who are part of the new Health Equity Leadership Commission, led by Congresswoman Christensen.

  • Mr. Daniel Dawes, Premiere Inc.
  • Ms. Millicent Gorham, National Black Nurses Association
  • Dr. Brian Smedley, the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center
  • Ms. Fredette West, Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition
  • Ms. Mara Youdelman, National Health Law Program

(Washington, DC – August 16) — Congresswoman Donna Christensen convened  the inaugural meeting of the Health Equity Leadership Commission this morning – a new Commission assembled by the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Health Braintrust, with members that have substantive expertise in one or more areas of public health, health policy and health equity.  “Our purpose is to ensure that the provisions that serve to eliminate health disparities and foster health equity are implemented to the fullest extent,” said Congresswoman Christensen. “We were also pleased to have the participation of Majority Whip James Clyburn at our inaugural meeting,” she said.

The Health Equity Leadership Commission was established not only to ensure that pertinent health care reform information is communicated to those in and serving racial and ethnic minority communities, but also to monitor and serve as an expert resource on health equity and health disparity elimination to the Obama Administration and to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the various provisions in PPACA are planned, announced, implemented and evaluated.

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