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Winning a Healthier Future: LGBT Communities in the Health Equity and Accountability Act

Baker, Kellan (2011) Winning a Healthier Future: LGBT Communities in the Health Equity and Accountability Act. Center for American Progress.

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Abstract

In 1985, the groundbreaking “Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health” called the “tragic dilemma” of health disparities among minority communities “an affront to both our ideals and the ongoing genius of American medicine.” More than 25 years later, these disparities persist, even as recognition of their reach and efforts to eliminate them have grown. According to the recently introduced Health Equity and Accountability Act, “Health disparities are a function of not only access to health care, but also the social determinants of health—including the environment, the physical structure of communities, nutrition and food options, …


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: health disparities, minority communities, Health Equity and Accountability Act, gay and transgender people of color, health equity
Subjects: Health > Health Equity
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
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    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 11:15
    Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 11:15
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3302

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