Posts for Health Equity

Confronting the Wounds of Racism

During our recent visit to Montgomery, Alabama, we had the opportunity to confront our nation’s history of slavery, mass incarceration and racism, while also having our faith in our democracy elevated by witnessing energetically engaged consumer advocacy.

The Moral Imperative of Responsible Advocacy: An Educator’s Perspective on Dental Therapy

I teach an introductory dental public health course for first-year dental students. The course encourages students to use the scientific literature as the basis for developing evidence-based solutions to public health problems.

State And Federal Policy Action To Address Black Maternal Health Disparities

This week marks the second annual Black Maternal Health Week, which runs through April 17. The Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) has organized this week’s activities, and Community Catalyst is proud to be a co-sponsor.

Beyond Visibility: Building a Health System that Supports Trans Lives

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, we are celebrating the increased access to gender-affirming care for TNB people under the Affordable Care Act, but also acknowledge the latest attempts by the Trump administration to undo this progress.

Schools Health Gains Momentum….One SPA at a Time

In 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a state Medicaid director letter that gives states the ability to allow local education agencies (LEAs) to expand their school-based Medicaid programs

North Carolina Secures School-Based Medicaid Services to Keep Kids Healthy and In the Classroom

In February, North Carolina received CMS approval to expand Medicaid school-based services, creating a new opportunity to support both school based providers like Nurse Smith and expand health services.

Trump’s 2020 Budget – A Laundry List of Failed and Unpopular Policies

The newly-released 2020 budget from President Trump proposes policies and significant cuts would make health care harder to access and afford. Not only that, but they are policies that broad swaths of the American people have already opposed.

The Opioid Crisis in Black Communities: Who is Paying Attention?

As overdose deaths are rapidly increasing in many Black communities, we ask who is paying attention, and more importantly, who is taking action?

Fighting for Families: Five Health Care Policies State Legislators Should Push this Session

This week state legislators across the country are engaging in an annual week of action to lift up policies that promote economic opportunity and security for all families.
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