Special Topics in Civil Rights

Child Welfare Services including Adoption and Foster Care – Agencies and entities that receive federal financial assistance may not discriminate in the delivery of child welfare services

Community Living and Olmstead – Serving people with disabilities in the most integrated setting is an important part of the ADA.

Effective Communication in Hospitals – Gives hospitals tools, information, and other technical assistance to meet communication challenges.

Emergency Preparedness and Response – Nondiscrimination is essential in all emergency preparedness activities.

Health Disparities – Differences in rates of disease and health outcomes, which can negatively affect certain racial or ethnic groups.

HIV/AIDS – OCR enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination by health care and human service providers against people with HIV/AIDS.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) – May make access to healthcare or social services difficult for certain people.

National Origin Discrimination – Prohibited under federal civil rights laws.

Environmental Justice – The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Sex-Based Harassment – Title IX of the Education Amendments and Section 1557 of the ACA prohibit sex-based harassment, which includes sexual harassment, sexual orientation-based harassment, gender identity-based harassment, and sexual violence.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – Provides time-limited assistance and work opportunities to needy families to promote self-sufficiency.

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