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CAP Calls on Congress to Act on Social Determinants of Health During National Minority Health Month

Updated: Mar 30, 2023

According to Bakersfield, For National Minority Health Month this April, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) calls for Congress to act on legislation that addresses the social determinants of health in the United States. The CAP will also join with federal agencies and communities across the country by raising awareness for the importance of vaccines and booster shots as vital tools against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“National Minority Health Month highlights the importance of improving health and reducing health disparities in the United States,” said CAP President Emily Volk, MD, FCAP.

“As physicians and stewards of laboratory medicine, the CAP and its members are committed to achieving health equity and addressing disparities in care to ensure quality, accessible patient care for everyone,” Dr. Volk said. “Access to services like preventive care, cancer screenings, and treatment for chronic illnesses are essential for communities of color, rural communities, and other underserved populations. Unfortunately, various social determinants contribute to people not getting the recommended health care services they need.”



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