Civil Rights Laws Used to Improve Health in the Twenty-First Century

Civil Rights Laws Used to Improve Health in the Twenty-First Century

In an article for the Annual Review of Public Health, NHeLP’s Legal Director Jane Perkins and Managing Attorney of the DC Office Mara Youdelman join with Angela K. McGowan, Mary M. Lee, Cristina M. Meneses to explore how civil rights laws “could be used more intentionally and strategically,” to address health disparities and improve access to quality health care for marginalized populations.

The authors note that the U.S. “has made progress by using civil rights and antidiscrimination laws to combat health inequity, but there is still a long road ahead to ensure that individuals seeking health insurance and access to high-quality health care do not face discrimination.”

Read the entire article, “Civil Rights Laws as Tools to Advance Health in the Twenty-First Century,” here.

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