Centering the Perspective of Older Adults and the Disability Community in New Health and Housing Federal Partnerships

As the eviction moratorium has ended and housing costs continue to rise, people with disabilities and older adults continue to struggle to find safe, accessible housing. Housing and supportive services are key pillars to full community integration for people with...

Collecting Community Stories of Medical Debt in Southwest Georgia

As of 2019, Georgia had the third-highest percentage of uninsured people at 13.4 percent. As a result, medical debt has become a significant issue for the state and it often leads to difficult financial decisions, such as how to pay...

Communities must be at the center of oral health policy solutions

“Tooth Tuesday” is a series of learning calls with state and community-based advocates to discuss how the oral health care system can be improved by ensuring that people closest to the problems have a voice in developing the solutions.

The Time is Now to Help Medicaid Enrollees Prepare for the End of the Public Health Emergency

Planning for the end of the public health emergency and what it means for people in their states.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Needs Build Back Better to Succeed

There are some exciting health-related provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that advocates can celebrate and utilize as we pivot to advocacy tactics that don’t rely on simultaneous passage.

We Need Action on Youth Mental Health and Substance Use

The American Academy of Pediatrics and other prominent health associations declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health last week.

Multiple Opportunities to Advance Racial Justice in the Build Back Better Act

Congress is back in session after both chambers were away last week, and they’re picking up their negotiations regarding the size and scope of the Build Back Better (BBB) Act. As we’ve written about previously, Community Catalyst has been closely...

Dental Care Is a Reproductive Health and Birth Equity Issue

Access to dental care before, during and after pregnancy is a reproductive justice and birth equity issue. Pre-existing tooth and gum problems can be worsened by pregnancy and, in turn, cause pregnancy complications. The CDC reports that 60 to 75...

With Eviction Moratorium’s End, Negative Health Outcomes of Rising Evictions Soar

On August 26, 2021, the federal eviction moratorium ended, placing millions of Americans at risk of eviction and the negative health outcomes that have been shown to often follow.
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