H.R.8067 - Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 08/18/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/18/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.8067 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/18/2020)
Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities Act
This bill requires the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to research the U.S. health care system's response to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019), including by identifying health care-related factors that contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 outcomes and strategies to mitigate those factors.
In addition, AHRQ must develop vaccine protocols and strategies in consultation with leaders from populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19 to ensure that such groups have timely access to vaccines.