Elevating the Needs of Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries in the COVID-19 Era

The coronavirus pandemic poses exceptional risks to people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles). This population is poorer, sicker and disproportionately, from communities of color.

At Greater Risk: Food Insecurity During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We have all seen the startling images: lines stretching for miles at food banks and pantries across the nation. The pandemic has only exacerbated food insecurity, especially among several vulnerable populations:

Queering the COVID Response: Access to Care and Resources for LGBTQ+ Communities

For LGBTQ+ people COVID-19 has not only introduced a new threat to health and economic security, but has also exacerbated barriers they were already facing in accessing the health care and social supports they need.

Mutual Aid and Community Care in the COVID-19 Era

I wasn’t going to wait around for lengthy grant opportunities and jump through hoops, I wanted to do something immediate. I decided to volunteer my time outside of my organization assisting with a local mutual aid effort.

COVID-19 is Leaving Home Health Workers and Consumers with Long-Term Care Needs in Jeopardy

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, home health workers find themselves in an incredibly difficult bind – how can they deliver necessary services while keeping themselves and their clients safe?

The CARES Act is Replenished. Now Let’s Develop a Package that Fully Meets the Moment

Late Tuesday afternoon, Congress reached agreement to replenish funds in the CARES Act to the tune of a $484 billion package. The major pieces of the deal include $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that provides forgivable loans...

Who Are the Most At-Risk Older Adults In the COVID-19 Era? It’s Not Just Those in Nursing Homes

Much has been written about the terrible toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on the older adult population, and in particular, those living in nursing homes. Also at high risk are many of the the nearly 7 million older adults living in the community.

Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic, Many Immigrants Are Excluded From Federal Relief Efforts

Despite their significant contributions, many immigrant workers and their families won’t benefit from the COVID-19 relief packages Congress passed and the president signed into law in March.

Righting Historic Wrongs: An Opportunity for Southern States in the Face of COVID-19

The evidence continues to mount: for Southern states, COVID-19 will be particularly devastating.
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