Office of Management and Budget Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government
The National Health Council (NHC) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Request for Information (RFI) on Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government.
Created by and for patient organizations over 100 years ago, the NHC brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care. Made up of more than 140 national health-related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s core membership includes the nation’s leading patient organizations. Other members include health-related associations and nonprofit organizations including the provider, research, and family caregiver communities; and businesses representing biopharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, generic, and payer organizations.
We applaud the Administration and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for undertaking this ambitious effort to assure all Federal resources are being used to increase equity and remove barriers and burdens for marginalized populations. While the NHC comments will focus specifically on health equity and outcomes, we recognize that this effort addresses all areas of equity.
Our specific responses to the questions raised in the Request for Information (RFI) will focus on question one on equity assessments and strategies, question two on barrier and burden reduction, and question five on stakeholder and community engagement.