Posts for Social Determinants of Health

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.

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.

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.

The Moment is Now: Congress Must Take Steps to Address the Black Maternal Health Crisis

In collaboration with various organizations, this blog explains a new letter released by 200+ groups urging Congress to address the maternal health crisis in our country.

Linking Lack of Medicaid Expansion to Increased Medical Debt – An Unsurprising Connection, An Opportunity to Address It

In addition to missing out on the benefits of Medicaid, individuals in states that have not expanded Medicaid also suffer more financially and accrue more debt than their counterparts in expansion states.

Momentum for Dental Coverage Grows with Proposed Medicaid Dental Benefit Act in Congress

Dental coverage is having a moment, both in state governments and at the federal level. This week, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA-44) announced the introduction of a new bill, the Medicaid Dental Benefit Act.

Sens. Warnock, Ossoff & Baldwin Want to Close the Medicaid Gap, Congress Must Act

This week Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock released a legislative proposal with senators Ossoff and Baldwin to close the Medicaid coverage gap in states that have yet to adopt Medicaid expansion.

New Data: Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage is Wise Investment for Economic Recovery, Health

New data shows that extending comprehensive oral health coverage to all adults enrolled in Medicaid could save at least $273 million in overall health care spending.

Tax Credits: Important Pieces of the Recovery Puzzle

The Child Tax Credit, alongside enhanced Advance Premium Tax Credits, is a critical piece in the puzzle of affordable childcare and healthcare for all Americans.
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