S.4248 - COVID–19 Bias and Anti-Racism Training Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 07/21/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.4248 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/21/2020)
COVID-19 Bias and Anti-Racism Training Act of 2020
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award grants to health care providers, public health departments, tribal organizations, schools for social workers and health professionals, and other nonprofit entities for bias and anti-racism training to reduce disparities in COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) response efforts.
In administering these grants, HHS must give priority to, among others, recipients in communities with racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and death rates. In addition, HHS must develop requirements for bias and anti-racism training that aligns with continuing education requirements of applicable state licensing bodies, such as medical boards.