Posts for Health Equity

Health Care and Voter Registration: Complementary Opportunities for Community Health Centers

With the November elections looming, many organizations that we wouldn’t normally think of as hubs for engaging voters are playing an important role in ensuring eligible citizens are able to register. Community health centers, trusted spaces for obtaining health care,...

Non-profit Hospital CHNAs: What’s Health Equity Got to Do with It?

Many times the social and economic determinants of health are proxies for health inequalities within a community. Read how the ACA now requires that non-profit hospitals assess and attempt to address the unmet needs of the communities they serve.

New York Blazes the Trail for Paid Sick Time

Workers in New York City now have a legal right to paid sick leave thanks to an incredibly successful campaign led by the Community Service Society of New York, a Roadmaps to Health Community Grants grantee, along with their key partner Make the Road-NY.

Medicaid and CHIP: Proven Tools to Reduce Health Disparities

Today is CHIP’s 17th birthday! As we reflect on the success of this important program, a recent report nicely summarizes its impact.

"Good Luck With That!"

In June, I had the great honor of presenting on a panel at the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health (PCL) meeting in Chicago. For the uninitiated, the PCL is a gem of a program through which ten leaders...

Cross Post: Massachusetts Announces Improvements To Transgender Health Care Coverage

Officials from the administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) announced new policies Friday that will improve access to health care for transgender residents of the commonwealth.

Boston Approves Comprehensive Health Benefits for Transgender People

Yesterday, the Boston City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance that would ensure that the City only contracts with health insurance providers that offer comprehensive benefits for transgender people.

Recognizing National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, and it is a great time to reflect on the unique health needs of youth who are or have been in foster care and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helps to support these...

Health Equity in Focus: Taking a Closer Look—Successful enrollment strategies in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the final enrollment numbers attest to the coordinated efforts enrollment specialists and consumer health advocates activated across the Garden State. With more than 162,000 New Jerseyans enrolled in the Marketplace in this first open enrollment period, and...
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