We Need Action on Youth Mental Health and Substance Use

The American Academy of Pediatrics and other prominent health associations declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health last week.

Multiple Opportunities to Advance Racial Justice in the Build Back Better Act

Congress is back in session after both chambers were away last week, and they’re picking up their negotiations regarding the size and scope of the Build Back Better (BBB) Act. As we’ve written about previously, Community Catalyst has been closely...

Dental Care Is a Reproductive Health and Birth Equity Issue

Access to dental care before, during and after pregnancy is a reproductive justice and birth equity issue. Pre-existing tooth and gum problems can be worsened by pregnancy and, in turn, cause pregnancy complications. The CDC reports that 60 to 75...

With Eviction Moratorium’s End, Negative Health Outcomes of Rising Evictions Soar

On August 26, 2021, the federal eviction moratorium ended, placing millions of Americans at risk of eviction and the negative health outcomes that have been shown to often follow.

Dallas March to Center BIPOC Voices and Lives

On Saturday, our Texas Raising Women's Voices regional coordinator, The AFIYA Center, will join allies in leading the Dallas Reproductive Liberation March in support of access to legal abortion and reproductive autonomy.

Centering Racial Justice in Hospital Community Benefit Investment Through Authentic Community Engagement Strategies

Valuable lessons on what it means to build authentic community-hospital partnerships and support strong community engagement.

The Work Begins: A Build Back Better Agenda Emerges from House Committees

Last week, House committees released proposed language for the reconciliation package that, overall, takes historic steps in a commitment to health justice.

Fund People, Not Priorities: Lessons From the CVI 2.0 Final Report

In the final Consumer Voices for Innovation 2.0 Evaluation Report we learn that despite the unprecedented series of national challenges over the course of the grant period, the CVI 2.0 advocates amassed 43 policy victories.

Building an Equitable Future for Children and Families: Key Policy Opportunities to Support Children’s Health and Well-Being

Congress must act now to make ARPA’s forward-minded solutions permanent and substantially decrease racial, social, and economic inequities.
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