Confronting the Obstacles to the Next Phase of Health Reform

This blog is the second in a three-part series on the path forward on health reform. To be clear, the main focus of this series is thinking about a political path forward on reform rather than describing a policy proposal (as important as that is).

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.

Medicaid - A Lifeline for Rural America

As we continue to celebrate Medicaid Awareness Month –an initiative led by the Protect Our Care -- to highlight the value of Medicaid, we turn our attention to the vital role of Medicaid for rural communities.

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.

Advocates and Providers Partnering to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

Although there continues to be debate on how best to address ACEs, many pediatric providers are taking steps to incorporate the science of trauma into their work.

Improving Care for Kids: Engage Now to Influence State Proposals

Consumer advocates working to address health inequity and expand access to youth mental health and substance use services should get involved now to ensure their state’s project includes those elements.

Eldercare Voices: Embracing Population Health to Improve Care for Older Adults

The emergence of value-based models of care has brought increased attention to improving coordination and quality while reducing unnecessary procedures and increasing attention to quality of life and patient-centered, individualized care.

What’s Next for Health Care Reform: Where Are We, Where Are We Going and How Do We Get There?

With Democrats recently installed as the majority in the House of Representatives, a favorite story line of health care reporters has become the presumed fault line between different parts of the caucus.