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.

Director's Corner: Making Better Health and Health Justice a Reality: The Important Role of Advocacy

Last week at Community Catalyst’s Annual Advocates Convening in Atlanta, Center staff, partners and guests had the chance to celebrate the important role that advocacy plays in improving health. While there is no shortage of policy ideas and solutions for...

Bipartisan Opioid Package Would Patch Some Holes in Addiction Services, If Congress Pays the Bill

Amid the animus of the Supreme Court fight, the Senate voted nearly unanimously today to authorize another down payment on the massive investment needed to prevent addiction and build a comprehensive treatment and recovery system.

Infant Mortality: Transforming Awareness Into Action

Infant mortality awareness month is coming to a close, but the work to protect infants and their families must continue. As many are acutely aware, infant mortality is an ongoing crisis in this country and disproportionately affects Black families. The...

Potentially, a Better Approach to Prevent Youth Addiction

When it comes to our young people, many adults miss the warning signs of problematic use of alcohol or drugs, or dismiss them as “youthful experimentation.”

Connecticut Strives for Primacy of Health Equity in Primary Care

Connecticut’s federally funded effort to introduce primary care innovations (through the State Innovation Model or SIM grant) is entering its final years of implementation.

Integrating Care for Kids: A New Model and a Promising Opportunity

This is the first of two blogs on Integrated Care for Kids (InCK). Stay tuned for our upcoming blog on leveraging InCK for substance use prevention.
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