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1/12/2016

 

Meeting with U.S. Dept. of HHS
Office of Civil Rights Director

DCHHS Director Zachary Thompson met today with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Ms. Joceyln Samuels visited Dallas and spoke at the Resource Center about OCR's recent work enforcing civil rights protections for persons with HIV/AIDS and implementing Section 1557, the civil rights provision of the Affordable Care Act. Section 1557 prohibits discrimination in health programs and activities on the bases of race, color, national origin, disability, age, and sex. Additionally, it extends civil rights obligations to the health insurance marketplaces (including all plans of issuers participating in the marketplace) and all health programs and activities funded or operated by HHS.

Click here for information on HIV testing and counseling provided by DCHHS.

Click here for information on the Ryan White Planning Council of the Dallas area.

 

 

U.S. HHS OCR Director
Left to right: Cece Cox, Resource Center CEO; Ruben Ramirez, Resource Center prevention programs manager; Jocelyn Samuels, U.S. HHS OCR director; Zachary Thompson, Dallas County Health and Human Services director.

 

 

 

For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at: zachary.thompson@dallascounty.org

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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