MINORITY HEALTH: HHS, APHA Unite Against Disparities
HHS and the American Public Health Association (APHA) are joining forces to decrease the disparity between whites and minority groups in all areas of health care, the Detroit Free Press reports. "Too many people are still left behind in our system," U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher said at a Monday news conference (Detroit Free Press, 4/25). The coalition plans to form a steering committee, composed of 25 leaders in the public and private sector, to "prepare a blueprint for action," Dr. Mohammad Akhter, executive director of the APHA noted. After the committee meets, a group of 300 people will be selected to develop a plan, expected to be completed in 2001 (APHA release, 4/25).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.