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Racial Justice and the Social Determinants of Health: Federal Legislative and Administrative Priorities in June 2021

By Eliot Fishman,

06.23.2021

As our nation honors Juneteenth as a national holiday for the first time, this is a critical moment to recommit to the goal of racial justice in health care. June 2021 is a uniquely important inflection point for health equity. Both the Biden administration and the 117th Congress have a possible — and likely time-limited — opportunity to make substantial investments across the federal government that addresses systemic racism and advances meaningful equity reforms for Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQ communities; people with disabilities; and other populations that are often marginalized.

This brief lays out key federal legislative and administrative priorities for June 2021.

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