It’s been 30 years since the release of the Heckler Report, a landmark and first of a kind study of health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities.
What are your thoughts regarding progress made in addressing minority health issues during the past three decades? Global Social Media News wants your feedback and questions on this issue. If you submit your questions to us no later than noon on Monday, April 27 we’ll ask the best questions to top health, public policy and elected leaders who will be gathering in Washington, DC to talk about minority health matters.
In observance of National Minority Health Month and the 30th anniversary of the Heckler Report the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the HHS Office of Minority Health is hosting a “Health Equity Summit” on Capitol Hill on the 27th.
Summit speakers will include HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, former HHS Secretary Margaret M. Heckler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the HHS Office of Minority Health Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, members of Congress and distinguished panel participants. The Summit will help draw national attention to how the Heckler Report has served as a driving force for ending health disparities and advancing health equity in America. Summit discussions will highlight national, state, tribal, territorial and local efforts towards eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity legislation, policy and programs.
So get your questions to us ASAP!