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We advance health coverage, health care access and affordability, public health and equity, and quality and efficiency in health care payment and delivery.

A health care professional measures a worker's blood pressure, 2005. (Getty/Smith Collection/Gado/Centers for Disease Control/CDC Connects)

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Expanding affordable health coverage

We are dedicated to bolstering affordable, high-quality health coverage options. By building on the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and developing progressive solutions for a world in which everyone can access care.

Advancing public health and equity

We are working to reduce health inequities and advance health in all communities that permeate the health care system at every level and foster disparate outcomes.

Lowering health costs for consumers

We are working to advance health in all communities and reduce health inequities that foster disparate outcomes. This includes addressing the significant vulnerabilities in our public health system to ensure that it is more resilient and ready to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future health threats.”

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Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity Fact Sheet

Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

Alleviating stark disparities in health coverage, chronic health conditions, mental health, and mortality across racial and ethnic groups in the United States will require deliberate and long-term efforts.

Sofia Carratala, Connor Maxwell

Enable the CDC to Research Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Fact Sheet
A pillar stands outside the former main entrance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at Roybal Campus in Atlanta, 2001. (Getty/Smith Collection/Gado)

Enable the CDC to Research Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

Two decades of restrictions on public health research into gun violence has left us willfully ignorant about the full scope of this problem and the most effective interventions to prevent it.

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Why Access to Contraception Matters to Women Fact Sheet

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Why Access to Contraception Matters to Women

The Trump administration spreads misinformation about contraception in order to defend their anti-choice and anti-women agenda.

Shilpa Phadke, Jamila Taylor, Nikita Mhatre

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