Urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor HEAA 2018

In the United States, health disparities and inequities disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities. The Health Equity and Accountability Act focuses on eliminating these disparities through holistic policy options. This year’s reintroduction of HEAA is particularly important as we defend health care gains while simultaneously working to address the vast gaps that remain.

Contact your members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 to better support a sustainable, cost-effective health care system without barriers that prohibit communities of color and other individuals from obtaining quality care and achieving equitable health outcomes.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent and American Public Health Association advocate, I write to urge you to co-sponsor the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018, which was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee and Sen. Mazie Hirono. This legislation builds upon the successes of the Affordable Care Act by providing the necessary tools to address and eliminate existing barriers to affordable health insurance coverage, promote investments in innovative health delivery methods and technologies and advance research and data collection about the health needs and outcomes of diverse communities.

Please support public health by co-sponsoring this comprehensive legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in our country. Contact M.A. Keifer (M.A.Keifer@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Lee's office or Kerry Allen (Kerry_Allen@hirono.senate.gov) in Sen. Hirono's office to sign on as a co-sponsor.

Thank you for considering my request. I look forward to hearing your position on this crucial public health issue.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
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