Posts for Health Equity

Screening for Social Needs: How Medicaid Can Address Social Determinants of Health

Several states are in the beginning stages of allowing their Medicaid program to deliver care to patients in ways that address their health-related social needs.

Building Blocks for Change: Focusing on Trauma and Children’s Mental Health in 2019

In 2018, Community Catalyst created our Top Five Health Equity Priorities for Kids to provide a blueprint for targeted advocacy. This blueprint focused on safeguarding health care access, pursuing innovation models that address the needs of the whole family and...

Deadline Approaching: Help Us Push Back Against Harmful Changes to Public Charge Rule!

Immigrant families remain the target of unjust policies that threaten their access to health care services and increase the fear of family separation. One of these latest attacks is the proposed changes to the public charge policy.

After the Elections: What’s Next? A Look at Social and Economic Health Determinants

Here are three key ways health care advocates can help the health care system engage proactively on SDOH

Message from Community Catalyst on the Deadly Attack on the Tree of Life Congregation

Today, we are grieving yet another senseless act of violence, a crime motivated by hatred and carried out in a sacred place of worship.

For People Living with HIV/AIDS, the Revised Public Charge Rule Could Mean Life or Death

Expansion of 'public charge' would incite a public health crisis and worsen the HIV/AIDS epidemic by undermining the ability of immigrants living with HIV/AIDS meet their health care needs.

Dedicated Community Members Leading by Example in Rhode Island

In 2016, Rhode Island established a consumer-led Implementation Council (IC) for the state’s dual eligible demonstration project, the Integrated Care Initiative (ICI). This body is a community member-led council that is supported by the state’s Executive Office of Human Services...

A Step Forward to Address the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Children and Families in Turbulent Times

We are in the midst of chaotic times: from dramatic increases in drug overdose deaths to school shootings to contentious public discussions of sexual assault. Although we are sometimes able to shield our children from witnessing or experiencing traumatic events,...

Policy-Community Partnerships in Oral Health Advocacy: An Example in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx advocates have been leaders and partners in the strong health advocacy work across the country. In Virginia, advocates played a key role in the recent Medicaid expansion victory.
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