National Minority Health Month

On Wednesday, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, both members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statements recognizing the end of National Minority Health Month: “As we mark the end of National Minority Health Month, we must rededicate ourselves to ensuring access to affordable and high-quality health care for all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity,” said Rep. Roybal-Allard. “As the lead sponsor of this year’s Health Equity and Accountability Act, I will continue to work to reduce disparities in health coverage across minority populations, and stem the epidemics of obesity and diabetes that are disproportionately affecting minority communities.”

“Last year, I hosted the Congressional Tri-Caucus health disparities summit in my district, which focused on increasing health equity in minority communities,” said Rep. Lujan Grisham. “I have introduced the HEAL Act (H.R. 4240) in order to combat this disparity by increasing access to health insurance coverage for legal immigrants in our communities. Limiting access to healthcare has a profound negative impact on minority families, and we must continue fighting to correct it.”



Published: May 1, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 03