Cross-Cutting Priorities

Ensuring all members of the community have equitable outcomes in regards to their health and economic status. 

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  • Establish an Office of Health Equity within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services

The office of Health Equity promotes the health and well being of racial, ethnic, and linguistic minority populations throughout the Commonwealth by increasing capacity to respond effectively to public health needs in communities. 

  • Expand the state Earned Income Tax Credit

Earned Income Tax Credit is a benefit for families or individuals with low to moderate income. EITC has been shown to lead to a variety of benefits for parents and children including improved health of children and mothers, boosts in academic performance, increases in the earning potential for future generations, and increases in social security benefits.