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May 11, 2020

HF Applauds the Introduction of The Improving Social Determinants of Health Act of 2020 by Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44)

Hispanic Federation joins almost 160 national and state or local organizations in supporting the Improving Social Determinants of Health Act of 2020 (H.R. 6561), introduced by Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44). If enacted, the bill would create a program at the Center for Disease Control to focus on the Social Determinants of Health. It would include grants to states for a public health approach to SDOH.
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May 7, 2020

Congress Must Ensure Equal Educational Opportunity During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is joined by Hispanic Federation and 60 other organizations in urging Congress to take immediate and comprehensive action to ensure equal educational opportunity during the COVID-19 public health crisis and beyond. Long term closures of early childhood settings, K12 schools, and college campuses, necessary to protect the safety and health of communities, have significantly exacerbated longstanding inequities in our educational system. Leadership and action from Congress can, and must, minimize the harm to marginalized students as long as COVID-19 continues to threaten the public health.
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May 6, 2020

Request to Restore ACA Access for DACA Recipients in Light of COVID-19

Hispanic Federation joined MASA Group and 283 national, state, and local organizations in urging the administration direct the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to restore access to benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Access to COVID-19 testing and treatment for DACA recipients and their U.S. citizen children is absolutely critical during this pandemic.
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May 4, 2020

Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging for COVID-19 Demographic Data

Hispanic Federation joined Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and Trust for America's Health, along with around 250 other organizations in urging congressional leaders to ensure the federal government has the resources to address barriers to the collection, analysis, and regular public reporting of individuals with COVID-19 in order to equitable respond to the pandemic.
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May 4, 2020

Letter to HHS Secretary Azar Urging for COVID-19 Demographics

Hispanic Federation joined Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum and Trust for America's Health in urging Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in urging for public reporting disaggregated demographic data on individuals with COVID-19 in order to equitably respond to this crisis.
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Apr 29, 2020

Pandemic EBT Program for Puerto Rico

Hispanic Federation joined the Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico and numerous organizations in urging Congress for the next COVID-19 legislative relief include language granting Puerto Rico access to the resources for a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) options. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 ​(Families First) did not provide Puerto Rico with access to the resources provided to the States and other territories to implement the P-EBT option.
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Apr 29, 2020

Letter to Secretary DeVos for Access to COVID-19 Relief for Undocumented Students

Hispanic Federation joined CLASP and United We DREAM and almost 270 organizations in demanding Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to revise the exceptions to allow higher education institutions to use the emergency funds to provide aid to ALL students according to need and regardless of immigration status.
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Apr 27, 2020

Organizational Letter to Florida Legislators Urging for Immediate Statewide Protections for Farmworkers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Requests include access to healthcare, safe working conditions, safe child care for workers and families, food security, safe housing, unemployment insurance, direct assistance disaster fund, language equity and access, and protection from immigration raids.
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Apr 23, 2020

Letter to Congress to Protect All Families Across the Nation

Hispanic Federation proudly joined Families USA and over 400 organizations in urging Congres to prioritize families' health in the next COVID-19 relief package. Congress has to ensure all families across the country have the ability to seek the care they need to stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Apr 21, 2020

Protecting Immigrant Families Letter to Congress to Include Immigrants in Any COVID-19 Relief Programs

Hispanic Federation joins over 550 organizations demanding Congress stop leaving out millions of our community members from the response to Covid-19 and to act now to ensure that everyone has access to the health care, nutrition, and income support they need.
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