Living in DC, politics is difficult to escape from- more recently, talk about the Affordable Care Act has been on the rise! The following blog post, from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health explains how the Affordable Care Act will effect latin@s. Check it out!
Today, we will discuss another effort headed up by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): improving data collection on undeserved communities so as to better understand and address health disparities.
Why is improved data collection important?
Health data collected from federal agencies, department and offices is used to inform national, state and local health initiatives. Without detailed demographic information, health initiatives may overlook the health care challenges of specific underserved populations. This particularly true for LGBTQ Latin@s, whose intersectional identities and…
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