Screening for Social Needs

Recognizing the growing consensus that addressing the social determinants of health is key to improving health outcomes, the Center has produced this resource on incorporating screening for social needs into the fabric of the health system.

Tips for Working with State Legislators

The start of a new legislative session is a critical time for you and your partners to reconnect with returning legislators or build relationships with newly elected officials.

Tilting Toward Resilience: Working at the Intersection of Trauma and Children’s Mental Health

The New Public Charge Rule: A Threat to Families’ Oral Health

The public health programs being threatened by the proposed changes to the public charge rule are fundamental for protecting access to dental care and maintaining oral and overall health.

Dental Therapists Scope of Practice Comparison Chart

While specifics of dental therapy legislation differ from state to state, the procedures that dental therapists are authorized to perform are similar. See our new resource.

FACT SHEET: The New Public Charge Rule's Impact on Populations and Stakeholders

A proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on October 10, 2018, makes several significant changes to the criteria used to determine whether an individual is likely to become a public charge.

Effective Strategies For Diversifying Funding

This toolkit includes tips and tools from advocates around the country who have developed and implemented effective fundraising strategies to sustain their advocacy work.

Building Local Capacity to Engage Hospitals through Community Benefit: A Case Study

Follow the stories, successes, and challenges of three community-based organizations and coalitions as they build skills and partnerships with local hospitals to address social and economic challenges impacting the health of local residents.

Hospital Community Benefit Dashboard: Advancing Health Equity and Community Engagement

This dashboard outlines five core principles that hospital community benefit staff and community organizations can use to evaluate and strengthen current practices, with a focus on achieving health equity and meaningful community engagement.

The Family Four-Month Visit: A Multi-Generational and Multi-Caregiver Approach to Whole Family Health

The following brief proposes an approach to addressing caregiver depression through integrating depression screenings for partners into a four-month infant visit.

Storybanking for Medicaid Defense: Elevating Mental Health and Substance Use Stories To Reduce Barriers to Care

Stories of consumers with substance use disorders/and or mental illness can be an effective tool to push back against work requirements in Medicaid, which create barriers to essential services.

Massachusetts Provides a Model for Addressing Students’ Risky Substance Use

This two-pager explains Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation requirement for screening students for risky substance use, and the strategy that led the state to take action.

A Case for Trauma-Informed Care

This issue brief outlines what childhood trauma is, how it is measured, and how integrating trauma-informed approaches into advocacy work can improve the health of children and families.

Addressing Out Of Control Prescription Drug Prices: Federal and State Strategies

This new brief provides a policy framework to support efforts to make prescription drugs more accessible and affordable for people across the country.

Lessons in Health Coverage Consumer Assistance: Best Practices and Future Challenges

This report reviews the current enrollment and assistance landscape, highlights best practice approaches to consumer assistance, and identifies remaining opportunities and challenges.