Posts for Health Equity

Identifying Racial Bias in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Implicit bias among health care providers is a key factor contributing to racial and ethnic health disparities.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: Pathway to Better Health Outcomes

Even with health care coverage, Medicaid beneficiaries still find themselves facing numerous barriers to accessing the care they need and achieving better health outcomes. One barrier that continues to cause serious access problems is transportation.

Louisiana Is a Health Care Innovator (Yes, Louisiana!)

Louisiana is the leading the way when it comes to being innovative to improve the lives of its citizens. Our new Governor John Bel Edwards boldly campaigned that he would expand Medicaid in a deeply red state.

What’s the Buzz on Closing the Coverage Gap to Fight Zika?

This month, the first wave of locally-transmitted Zika virus infections in the continental United States in Florida could signal the escalation of a public health crisis with lasting consequences.

A Deeper Look at the Critical Role of Community Health Centers in Advocacy

Community health centers have traditionally been the primary source of care for underserved populations with the greatest health needs.

Making Non-Discriminatory Benefit Design a Reality

The Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Essential Health Benefits (EHB) completely changed health coverage by requiring health plans on the individual and small-group market to cover the same ten benefits without discrimination. These 10 essential categories of benefits range from general—office...

The Takeaway: Guns, Race and Health

The United States has a gun problem, and the United States has a racial justice problem. When the two collide the results are too often tragic and horrible.

Seeing Providers as Partners to Tackle Discrimination and Implicit Bias in Health Care

In the aftermath of the unsettling tragedy that unfolded in Orlando last month, we are again reminded about the issue of discrimination and its relation to health care.

Momentum Is On Our Side: Vermont Votes Yes on Dental Therapists

On Monday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a new law that will allow dental therapists to work in Vermont. It’s an exciting victory on a number of levels. To start, this makes Vermont the fourth state to add dental therapists...