November 2017 Issue

On our Minds

The Intersection of Immigration Status and Health Has Never Been More Clear

Over the summer, Community Catalyst joined the "Protecting Immigrant Families, Protecting Our Future" campaign led by the National Immigrant Law Center (NILC) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) to protect DACA-enrolled individuals and DREAMers as well as programs that support the health of immigrants, which have come under attack. Read more about the campaign.

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Executive Director Rob Restuccia co-authored an article in the American Journal of Public Health, “How Dental Therapists Can Address the Social and Racial Disparities in Access to Care,” citing our Economic Viability of Dental Therapists report to illustrate why dental health care should be treated as an equally important aspect of overall care.

Senior Fellow John O’Brien co-authored an op-ed for STAT with attorney Jenifer Bosco of the National Consumer Law Center about how states can take action to curb medical debt.

The New York Times interviewed Senior Policy Analyst Ashley Blackburn in an article highlighting the impending threat of “junk insurance” plans during July’s negotiations of the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

Community Catalyst board member Anton Gunn penned an op-ed for The Hill about his time on the “Drive For Our Lives” bus tour, where he traveled the country with health care advocates to fight for affordable, comprehensive health care for all.

The Associated Press quoted Executive Director Rob Restuccia criticizing the Trump administration’s decision to gut funding for navigators in a report on budget cuts in 18 cities.

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation’s report with Leading Age was cited in a Forbes op-ed, which argued the importance of comprehensive health policy that keeps aging patients in mind, as well as patient-centered practices from health care providers for older Americans.

This fall, Community Catalyst was pleased to promote Diane Felicio to Chief Operating Officer, Reena Singh to Chief Program Officer, and Andi Mullin to Project Manager for the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation.

Join us in welcoming new staff members: Mara Blessoff, Executive Assistant; Joshua Matfess, Community Engagement Associate; Kiralee McCauley, Manager, Finance and Operations; Julia Watson, Program Associate, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation; Kasey Wilson, Policy Analyst, Dental Health Access Project; Diana Zheng, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Raising Women’s Voices.

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