Community Letter in Support of the DIVERSE Trials Act (H.R. 5030/S. 2706)

November 17, 2021

ACS CAN and more than 150 organizations representing patients, providers and health equity advocates sent a letter to Congress urging them to pass the Diversifying Investigations Via Equitable Research Studies for Everyone (DIVERSE) Trials Act into law. The legislation would allow trial sponsors to reimburse patients for non-medical costs associated with their trial participation, such as travel, parking, food, or lodging; allow sponsors to provide patients with technology necessary to facilitate remote participation in clinical trials; and require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create guidance on the use of decentralized trials to increase trial diversity.