New Study Shows Medicaid Dental Coverage Improves Employment

New data add to mounting evidence that expanding access to dental coverage for people with low incomes has wide-ranging benefits.

Top Five Things to Ensure the Success of the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act funding is an exciting opportunity to advance health equity and racial justice, specifically by investing in communities.

Stand Up for the Rights of Transgender Youth and Access to Gender-Affirming Care

While we work to improve services for our communities, conservative legislators in 20 states have introduced legislation to ban access to medically necessary, gender-affirming care for transgender and non-binary (TNB) youth.

The ACA’s Impact on People with Disabilities Eleven Years Later

By expanding care and coverage, the Affordable Care Act was a milestone for communities most underserved by the health system.

Targeting New Federal Funds for Substance Use Disorders to Areas of Greatest Need

The federal government is finally giving states the funding they need to address massive gaps in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services – and not limiting the funding to addressing opioids only.

It’s Far Past Time: New Medicaid Federal Funding Renews Urgency in Non-Expansion States

Medicaid expansion is an urgent issue of health and racial justice. If all 12 of the remaining states expand, 4 million more Americans will be eligible for health coverage, 60 percent of whom are people of color.

Oral Health is On the Agenda

The 117th Congress is in full swing and while all eyes have been focused on the recently enacted COVID-19 relief package, we have also seen lawmakers introduce a number of oral health related bills.

A Call for Racial Solidarity and Community Collaboration to Put an End to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began surfacing last March, Stop AAPI Hate has recorded over 3,000 accounts of anti-Asian hate incidents in 2020, from physical assaults to verbal harassment.

Making Race, Ethnicity and Language (REL) Data a REaLity

Since taking office, President Bident has signed a flurry of executive orders (EOs) that make concrete policy change and jumpstart the Biden-Harris Administration agenda committed to driving more equity into systems and policies.
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