National Partnership for Action
to End Health Disparities
The National Partnership for
Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is an initiative led by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.
The NPA was established to mobilize a nationwide, comprehensive,
community-driven, and sustained approach to combating health disparities and
to move the nation toward achieving health equity.
Two outcomes of
the NPA are:
National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity. It is a
roadmap for eliminating health disparities through cooperative and strategic
actions at the local, state, and regional levels.
HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. It
outlines goals and actions the Department of Health and Human Services will
take to reduce health disparities. It builds on provisions of the Affordable
In an effort to engage communities in involvement with the
NPA, the Office of Minority Health created NPA Toolkit for Community Action.
The toolkit provides community members with the information and resources
they need to help engage fellow citizens and local media as they spread the
word about health disparities and the impact disparities have in the lives
of individuals and on society.
More information on the
NPA is available.