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OCR has various resources that can be useful to the general public, advocates, and providers of healthcare and social services. To explore further, click on the links below.

  • For Consumers –information to help explain your rights to receive services and benefits in programs and activities funded by HHS without facing unlawful discrimination. Brochures and fact sheets for the general public and advocates.

  • For Providers  –information particularly relevant to state and local government, health care and social service providers.

  • Laws and Regulations  –regulations and laws that OCR enforces and specific OCR issued guidance.

  • Special Topics –includes how to achieve effective communication in hospitals, the civil rights of persons with HIV/AIDS, prohibition of discrimination in adoption and foster care, and several other civil rights topics.

  • Training Materials  –technical assistance and educational materials  that may be used by an individual or by groups.