A Partnership to Expand Oral Health Justice

We are launching the National Partnership for Dental Therapy to make access to oral health care for all a reality.

As Second Shutdown Looms: America’s Health is on the Line

The recent government shutdown, the longest in American history, dominated national headlines for its impact on the lives of 800,000 federal workers and their families.

Fighting for Families: Five Health Care Policies State Legislators Should Push this Session

This week state legislators across the country are engaging in an annual week of action to lift up policies that promote economic opportunity and security for all families.

Screening for Social Needs: How Medicaid Can Address Social Determinants of Health

Several states are in the beginning stages of allowing their Medicaid program to deliver care to patients in ways that address their health-related social needs.

Hold Patients Harmless From Surprise Medical Bills – An Open Letter to the President

As you mentioned during your health care round table last week, surprise medical bills are a serious problem. Fortunately, if you are serious about finding a solution to this problem, we know what needs to be done.

Building Blocks for Change: Focusing on Trauma and Children’s Mental Health in 2019

In 2018, Community Catalyst created our Top Five Health Equity Priorities for Kids to provide a blueprint for targeted advocacy. This blueprint focused on safeguarding health care access, pursuing innovation models that address the needs of the whole family and...

New Year, New Capitol: Building Relationships With Lawmakers

As the saying goes: “New Year, new you!” Or in this case, New Year, new people in many government positions.

Gov. Snyder signs bill authorizing dental therapists, expanding access to care for Michiganders

On December 26, Michigan became the eighth state, and the second in 2018, to authorize dental therapists.

Five Takeaways from the New Evaluations of the Financial Alignment Initiative

In late November, the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) released long-awaited evaluation reports for five states participating in the Financial Alignment Initiative (FAI) – first evaluation reports for California, Illinois and Ohio, and second annual reports for Minnesota and Washington. California,...