Health Equity Task Force Letter to Capitol Hill on COVID-19
On April 23, the Health Equity Task Force for Delivery and Payment Transformation, a Families USA coalition of national and state health equity advocates, sent a letter to Capitol Hill strongly urging Congress to advance policies in its next response package that center equity given the stark racial, ethnic and other demographic disparities in COVID-19 outcomes. Our current public health emergency presents a moment in our nation ripe for addressing the social and structural drivers of health inequities.
The letter makes clear recommendations that reflect the immediate needs of our most vulnerable populations, many of whom are serving on the frontlines of the pandemic. Congress must prioritize communities disproportionately impacted due to structural, political, and social determinants of health.