State Representative Ajay Pittman of Oklahoma City appointed to National Health Advisory Group

The Metropolis Sentinel Workers Report 

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma Metropolis, has accepted a nomination to affix the Nationwide Council of State Legislature’s Well being Fairness Advisory Group.

“I’m honored for the chance to serve. This appointment comes on the heels of many people celebrating the notice of Minority Well being Month which is the month of April,” mentioned Rep. Pittman. 

“I now have a possibility to proceed our promotion of well being fairness conversations on the nationwide degree. We should interact and educate extra, and having a seat on the desk to signify Oklahoma is a win for all of our residents.”

As a member of the advisory group, Pittman will assist the Nationwide Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) by compiling assets and data on how the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of assets disproportionately affected minorities and communities of shade. She beforehand served on the Well being and Human Providers Appropriations and Price range committee and presently serves on Oklahoma’s Public Well being Committee for the Home of Representatives.

“NCSL is a company that helps legislatures perceive and deal with points that have an effect on a number of states throughout the nation,” Pittman mentioned. “It’s a great honor to not solely be concerned on this endeavor however to even have a seat on the desk in order that my neighborhood’s voice may be heard.”

Pittman, who has twin citizenship as a member of the Seminole Nation, was nominated to the NCSL group by the Nationwide president Senator Benny Shendo of New Mexico, and her friends within the Nationwide Caucus of Native American State Legislators, and Oklahoma Home Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka. She serves because the nationwide co-chair for Well being and Human Providers for NCNASL.

“NCSL and state legislatures throughout the nation can be higher served to have Rep. Pittman on this advisory group,” Speaker McCall mentioned. “I’ve full confidence that she is going to signify Oklahoma nicely.”

“I’ve seen first hand how well being disparities have remained a continuing wrestle for states to deal with the evidence-based information concerning entry and affordability,” Rep. Pittman in her assertion, despatched to CapitolBeatOK.com, The Metropolis Sentinel and different information organizations.

“This nationwide committee will enable hand-selected native well being committee legislators from throughout the US to share greatest practices concerning transparency, and collaborate on healthcare options for underserved communities of shade.”

Official Legislative Photograph: Oklahoma Speaker of the Home Charles McCall, R-Atoka 

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