NMAC, formerly the National Minority AIDS Council, applauds the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health & Human Services. Secretary Becerra will be the first Latino HHS Secretary.
“We are thrilled by Secretary Becerra’s confirmation and we look forward to him on not only ending the HIV epidemic but addressing racial inequities in health care,” said Paul Kawata, Executive Director of NMAC. “The country faces a number of challenges in health care at the moment, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that Secretary Becerra will be a voice for those who have been forgotten or overlooked by the nation’s health care system, particularly communities of color and LGBTQ Americans.”
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.