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E&C Announces Legislative Hearing on Public Health Data and Social Determinants of Health

Jun 17, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today that the Health Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on Thursday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, on public health data and social determinants of health. The hearing is entitled, “Empowered by Data: Legislation to Advance Equity and Public Health.”

“The COVID-19 crisis and its disproportionate impact on communities of color underscores the importance of robust public health data and the need to better understand the impacts of economic and social conditions on health,” Pallone and Eshoo said. “At next week’s hearing, we will receive testimony from public health experts as we consider legislation to strengthen our nation’s public health data infrastructure and improve our understanding and response to social determinants of health.” 

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23rd.  

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee memorandum, witnesses, testimony, legislation, and a live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.