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American Health Law Association New Publication on Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the U.S.: Legal, Legislative, and Policy Perspectives

  • May, 23, 2022

Washington, D.C. —The American Health Law Association is proud to present a special publication on the Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the United States: Legal, Legislative, and Policy Perspectives. It seeks to advance public discourse on these issues for the benefit of AHLA members, the public, academia, and decision makers in both the legislative and executive branches of government.

The articles provide in-depth and balanced treatment of issues related to the overarching theme of health equity, such as the disparate adverse impact of health policy or research on communities of color; the history and reasons why the U.S. health care system has reached the current state of affairs of health inequity; social and environmental justice issues and their impact on delivery of health care; and potential legal liability regarding the response to COVID-19 pandemic. The articles also offer workable, effective strategies for meaningful, positive changes in our health care system during a time of widespread disruption propelled by racial, social, political, environmental, and economic turmoil and inequity exacerbated by a global pandemic.

“AHLA’s Board of Directors has stated that we will work toward effectuating lasting change around racial injustice,” comments David S. Cade, Chief Executive Officer of AHLA. “One way we can do this is by shining a light on health care disparities, which will be a focus for AHLA now and beyond. Our community is well positioned to provide analysis of this very important topic.”

Visit to access this special issue, “Emerging Issues in Health Equity in the United States: Legal, Legislative, and Policy Perspectives.”