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HHS - 84620 - COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force - Presidential
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCOVID-19 Health Equity Task ForceAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84620
Original Establishment Date2/4/2021Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/healthequity...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*26
Current Charter Date2/4/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Public Health Advisor
Date Of Renewal Charter2/4/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/10/2021Designated Federal Officer First Name*Samuel
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityExecutive Order 13995Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Wu
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Executive Order 13995Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 453-6173
Effective Date Of Authority*1/21/2021Designated Federal Officer Fax*2404532883
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*samuel.wu@hhs.gov
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Task Force shall provide specific recommendations to the President, through the Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response and Counselor to the President (COVID-19 Response Coordinator), for mitigating the health inequities caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future.
How is membership balanced?*The Task Force shall consist of the Secretary of HHS; an individual designated by the Secretary of HHS to Chair the Task Force (COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Chair); the heads of such other executive departments, agencies, or offices (agencies) as the Chair may invite; and up to 20 members from sectors outside of the Federal Government appointed by the President. Non-federal members shall include individuals with expertise and lived experience relevant to groups suffering disproportionate rates of illness and death in the United States; individuals with expertise and lived experience relevant to equity in public health, health care, education, housing, and community-based services; and any other individuals with expertise the President deems relevant. Appointments shall be made without regard to political affiliation and shall reflect a diverse set of perspectives. Federal members shall serve as ex-officio members or Regular Government Employees and non-federal members shall serve as Special Government Employees.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Task Force Chair, in consultation with the DFO, will determine when the Task Force will meet. It is anticipated that the Task Force will meet approximately four times a year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force is mandated under Executive Order 13995.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Task Force met 7 times during FY2021 to complete the work as directed in the Executive Order. The compressed timeline was due to the urgency of the public health threat from the pandemic so the recommendations could be developed to help alleviate the burden of the pandemic to the vulnerable populations.

Costs for subcommittees are incorporated into costs of the parent committee.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*55Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe recommendations were finalized in November 2021 and were submitted to the White House.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Federal members who served on the Task Force were involved in the development of recommendations and thus provided the feedback.Narrative Description*
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$47,035.90Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$47,035.90Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/30/2022 8:46 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*7.00Est Cost RemarksThe committee was sunset in December 2022.
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Civil Rights
Minorities
Native Americans
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Health
Health Care
Medical Education
Public Health
Medicine
Diseases
Health and Health Research
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-038438Communications and Collaborations2022
 COM-038439Data, Analytics, and Research2022
 COM-038440Healthcare Access and Quality2022
 COM-038441Structural Drivers and Xenophobia2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040554COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force2021