Posts for Health Equity

Improving Addiction Services During COVID and Beyond: Take Our National Survey

Community Catalyst’s Substance Use Disorders team just launched a national online survey to increase the voice of people with substance use challenges and people in recovery in improving the system.

Racial Concordance, Part 2: Leveraging Community Resources to Expand Concordance

The maternal health crisis offers us a case study in why it matters – and during the current pandemic, why we cannot wait and must include funding and programmatic investments to steer our health systems toward justice.

Racial Concordance, Part 1: It Matters for Infants & Needs to be a Priority

Amid the all the COVID-19-related news on inequity, one new study this past week stands out and highlights how structural racism plays out, taking the lives of our smallest and most vulnerable patients – infants.

Top Three State Policy Priorities to Support Immigrants and Their Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown disproportionate impacts on low-income immigrants as many continue to be on the front lines as essential workers. Unfortunately, millions of immigrants are left out under federal relief efforts.

Bans on Sex Discrimination DO Protect LGBTQ+ People, SCOTUS Rules

Just three days after the Trump administration issued a new rule that would promote discrimination against LGBTQ+ people seeking health care, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) delivered a landmark ruling Monday (June 15) that undercuts the rationale...

House Ways and Means Committee Hears Testimony on COVID-19’s Impact on People of Color – Now Action is Required

It is abundantly clear from quantitative data and personal testimony that COVID-19 is disproportionately ravaging communities of color across the nation. The disparities in COVID testing, treatment and health outcomes have laid bare systemic inequities across the United States. In...

Medicaid is Ready to Serve: Fund It

The alarming numbers at which people of color, particularly Black people, are dying from COVID-19 has and should ignite a conversation about structural racism. In addition to the health care, social and economic inequities that place some at more risk...

Queering the COVID Response: Access to Care and Resources for LGBTQ+ Communities

For LGBTQ+ people COVID-19 has not only introduced a new threat to health and economic security, but has also exacerbated barriers they were already facing in accessing the health care and social supports they need.

Mutual Aid and Community Care in the COVID-19 Era

I wasn’t going to wait around for lengthy grant opportunities and jump through hoops, I wanted to do something immediate. I decided to volunteer my time outside of my organization assisting with a local mutual aid effort.
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