Posts for Health Equity

Graham-Cassidy is Worst ACA Repeal Bill for Women Yet

Senate Republicans are once more trying to ram through a bill that would be devastating for women, families and LGBTQ people.

Fighting the Latest Threat to Addiction Services and Supports: The Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

Here we are again. Another disastrous health care repeal bill is gaining momentum, threatening the progress we’ve made in treating substance use disorders.

Connecting Mouth to the Body: Integrating Oral Health into ACOs

Poor oral health can lead to other health problems, including cardiovascular disease, and some chronic health conditions, like diabetes, are associated with poor oral health.

Low Income Transit Riders in Rhode Island Find Their Voice

Earlier this year, RIPTA raised transit fares to 50 cents for a one-way ride plus 25 cents for a transfer. The fare increase was a disaster for low income elderly and disabled riders.

Handle with Care: Back to School Amidst Charlottesville

For many families across the country, August is the month of “back to school.” For us in the health advocacy world, it is commonly the month that we focus on health care program enrollment.

‘Just Say No’ To Sessions’ Attempt to Revamp the Failed War on Drugs

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is revamping policies to escalate the war on drugs, compromising recent progress made by advocates and policy makers to address addiction as a health issue instead of a moral failing or criminal matter.

What's Next? Advocates Now Turn to CHIP Refunding

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) celebrated its 20th birthday. Enacted with bipartisan support, CHIP provides coverage to children and pregnant women whose families have incomes above Medicaid eligibility.

Preventable Diseases Show The Impact Of Racial Disparities

This blog is part of a series that will highlight how structural racism in the health care system negatively affects the health of individuals of color. Community Catalyst is committed to exposing and dismantling policies, practices and attitudes that routinely produce cumulative...

Structural Racism and Maternal and Child Health

Now is the time when we have to eliminate the racist narrative of the “welfare queen.”