Tagged: equity

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DHS Equity Action Plan

On January 20, 2021, U.S. President Joseph Biden released the Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. With this order, federal agencies are charged with the task of evaluating their various programs and policies to ensure they are meeting the new standards...

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Advancing Equity Through the Federal Government

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. To promote equal opportunity, the order called upon federal agencies to assess their own policies and programs for inequities, and develop plans to address them. Now over a...

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GAO Investigates Disaster Recovery Barriers

In light of the recent tornadoes that have devastated several states, members of Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on the impact of federal disaster recovery programs on various societal groups. To investigate, GAO conducted an extensive literature review, analyzed federal disaster recovery program documentation, and interviewed...

COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Patient receiving shot/vaccine.

Final Report of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Released

In January 2021, President Biden issued Executive Order 13995, establishing a new COIVD-19 Health Equity Task Force. The Task Force’s mission is to recommend “actions to mitigate health inequities caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent such inequities in the future.” Their final report proposes five Priority...