Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2021, 9:31 AM

Opioids, LGBT Health, Covid: HHS’s Levine Has Packed Agenda

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

Rachel Levine has a full plate of health inequities she wants to tackle as the Biden administration’s assistant secretary for health, including Covid-19 vaccinations, LGBT health care, HIV, opioid use, and environmental impacts on health.

Because of her position as the highest ranking openly transgender official in any administration, she is facing pressure to be a voice for her community and make a real impact on health policy in the next few years.

The role of assistant secretary for health at the Health and Human Services Department is often shaped by its holder, with the authority to address a multitude ...

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