Washington, D.C. – January 21, 2021 – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) strongly supports the nomination of Xavier Becerra to be the next Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACU was fortunate to work with Xavier Becerra and his colleagues during his tenure as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives on the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Becerra’s commitment to ensure affordable coverage and access to healthcare for those most in need represents exactly the type of leadership and vision needed to lead our nation through this time of challenge and crisis.

As the ACU network continues to grapple with the horrible strain and dire impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraged by the leadership Mr. Becerra can bring to our nation in addressing health equity, ensuring affordable healthcare access and coverage, and working to build the healthcare workforce needed to support and transform our healthcare system.

We are grateful for Mr. Becerra’s long history of public service and his dedicated work in support of America’s underserved. The ACU welcomes the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Becerra and all of HHS to advance our shared goals and mission: to improve the health of America’s underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the clinicians who serve them.

About ACU

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is a uniquely transdisciplinary membership association uniting clinicians, advocates, and organizations in the shared mission to improve the health of America’s underserved populations and to support the clinicians serving them. ACU provides professional education, training and technical assistance, and clinical tools and programs to thousands of clinicians and organizations every year to improve health equity for the underserved. Founded in 1996 by members and alumni of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), ACU is the leading voice of advocacy for the NHSC, and its collective community includes over 10,000 organizations, individuals, and advocates. To learn more about ACU, visit www.clinicians.org, like ACU on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.