NMAC applauds the confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health. Assistant Secretary Levine will be the first openly transgender person confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
“Dr. Levine, as the first transgender American ever to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, has become an historic figure in our country,” said Joe Huang-Racalto, Director of Government Relations & Public Policy for NMAC. “As a doctor with vast experience in public health, Dr. Levine brings a wealth of experience on both HIV/AIDS and COVID-19. She knows from personal experience the health care challenges of the LGBTQ+ community -especially the transgender community- and her experience will lead to a better understanding of those challenges. As NMAC continues to address healthcare equity in the minority community, we will work with Dr. Levine to approach racism as a public health crisis. We also look forward to working with Assistant Secretary Levine on the Biden/Harris Administration’s commitment to ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.”
NMAC leads with race to urgently fight for health equity and racial justice to end the HIV epidemic in America. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced our mission through a variety of programs and services, including: a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, a treatment and research program, numerous electronic and print materials, and a website: www.nmac.org. NMAC also serves as an association of AIDS service organizations, providing valuable information to community-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, and other groups assisting individuals and families affected by the HIV epidemic.