Remarks from Congressman G. K. Butterfield: 2022 RARE Health Equity Summit

November 15, 2022

Congressman G. K. Butterfield, First Congressional District of North Carolina, spoke about the legislation he has endorsed and made possible throughout his almost 20 year career in U.S. Congress, and what he envisions for the future of health equity of rare disease as he steps away from Congress.

The RARE Health Equity Summit, hosted by Global Genes in partnership with the Rare Disease Diversity Coalition (RDDC) convenes all stakeholders in the rare disease community to identify collaborative efforts to address inequities in the care of patients with rare diseases, specifically focusing on reducing disparities, discrimination, and biases felt by patient communities. The 2022 Health Equity Summit was held in Atlanta, Georgia.

Congressman G. K. Butterfield
First Congressional District of North Carolina


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