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Health Disparities Legislation Moves Forward

Health Disparities Legislation Moves Forward

October 21, 2009

The Disparities Action Network (DAN) is pleased to announce that the Joint Committee on Public Health favorably reported its two priority bills on Wednesday. S. 810 and S. 811 provide Massachusetts with a comprehensive health disparities strategy by codifying the EOHHS Office of Health Equity and supporting community based agencies to implement disparities programs in local communities. The legislation was heard at a successful hearing by the committee in June.

The DAN and Health Care For All thank the Public Health Committee Chairs, Senator Susan Fargo and Representative Jeffrey Sanchez for their commitment to health equity, and leadership on this legislation. Special thanks also extend to the legislation’s lead sponsors Senator Susan Fargo and Representative Byron Rushing.

Stay tuned to the HCFA blog for more developments on this important health disparities legislation.
- Camille Watson