Posts for COVID-19

COVID-19 Tooth Loss and Oral Health Complications Underscore Importance of Maintaining, Expanding Coverage

COVID-19 can weaken the circulatory system and cause inflammation, both of which have an effect on oral health outcomes.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Sherman Pines

Eldercare Voices is an occasional feature of the Center’s monthly newsletter, Health Innovation Highlights, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery or support to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This post is part of a...

The Urgent Need for Extension of Emergency Protections to Housing Security and Access to Medicaid Coverage

As we near the end of the year and face the holidays during a surging pandemic, many people will struggle with isolation and sadness at being away from loved ones. Additionally, COVID-19 has unleashed a series of crises that are...

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Gwendolyn Graddy, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Graddy is currently the Chief Medical Officer for PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Southeast Michigan.

How the #SickofItTX Campaign is Building Power & Fighting for Texans’ Health

Texas has the nation’s worst uninsured rate, with more than five million Texans uninsured, but state lawmakers consistently refuse to take any meaningful action to ensure all Texans can access affordable health insurance coverage.

We Can Keep Building: Advocacy and Organizing in the Midst of a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that in times of crisis, advocacy built on strong grassroots support and consumer participation can still serve as a mechanism to push all our systems to be more responsive to the needs of the community.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Nancy Wilson, MSW

Nancy is a gerontological social worker with over four decades of professional work and leadership in advancing interdisciplinary models of integrated community-based service delivery to elders and families coping with chronic illness.

Waiving Goodbye to Better Health Care Access Amidst a Global Pandemic

Yesterday, the Trump administration approved one of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s two waiver applications and is on track to approve the other in the coming days. Both are likely to present challenges to the way Georgians access their health care.

Alone but Resilient: What We’re Learning About Social Isolation Among Older Adults Amidst the Pandemic

Even before the pandemic began, social isolation and loneliness were widespread among older adults. Approximately one-quarter of community-dwelling Americans aged 65 and older were considered to be socially isolated.
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