Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): MA Taskforce Report Offers Path to Advancing Parent and Infant Health

The rise in opioid misuse has continued to receive attention across the country, and only more urgently in recent months as Republicans continue to press forward toward a repeal of the ACA with a disastrous replacement bill

The American Health Care Act is a Barrier to Good Health for Moms and Families

As Mother’s Day approaches, children in communities across the country are busy constructing cards and coupons entitled “free hugs” and “will do dishes” while partners place orders for flowers (or mulch – depending how you roll).

For Mother of a Child Born with Severe Heart Condition: Now Is The Time to Act

My name is Diane Pickles. I am a resident of Haverhill, Massachusetts and a long-time volunteer for the American Heart Association. My younger son, Jake, was prenatally diagnosed with a

The Takeaway: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Senate Basket

There is no need to take up too much space here reviewing the ugly particulars of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) or the devastating consequences if something like it eventually becomes law.

Senators: Listen Up!

Thirty weeks. That’s how long we - concerned consumers, advocates and stakeholders - sustained a grassroots movement that forced Congressional Republicans to show us their cards before repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

A Step Backwards on Health Equity: Unpacking the Systemic Racism in the Final Rule on Market Stability

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the first in a blog series highlighting the impact of structural racism in our health system. Despite...

Social Determinants and Sun Drop in Small Town North Carolina

In step with this broader understanding of how social determinants influence health equity, Community Catalyst’s Children’s Health Initiative recently launched a new project, Partnering for Community Health.

Doing the Opposite

The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative (MCHI) has been working for the past two years to create the Maryland Faith Health Network, a pilot project with the LifeBridge Health system.

The House GOP Repeal Bill Is Back. Let’s Stop It In Its Tracks.

Last night, an amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) surfaced as an alleged deal to bridge the gap between the party’s more moderate members and members of the Freedom Caucus.
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