Posts for Health Equity

2016 Election Fallout: The Looming Threat to People with Disabilities

This is the first blog in a series to highlight the dangers of the repealing the Affordable Care Act. Multiple times a week, Community Catalyst will highlight a different constituency to draw attention to the benefits the ACA has afforded them.

The Takeaway: How Do the Political Scientists Explain This One?

One curious feature of our current moment in health policy is how divergent the impending course of action pledged by Republicans in Congress and the incoming Trump administration is from the preferences of major health care industry stakeholders. Dominant models...

Health Equity: Community Catalyst’s Guiding Principles, Projects and People

This is the first in a series of blog posts that will share Community Catalyst’s vision for achieving health equity in the U.S. health care delivery system. Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate has dropped...

We Saw Change in the Making in Atlanta

[Being at the convening] reinforced for me the difference we can collectively make as the health advocacy movement continues to diversify and include more voices and perspectives.

Identifying Racial Bias in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Implicit bias among health care providers is a key factor contributing to racial and ethnic health disparities.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: Pathway to Better Health Outcomes

Even with health care coverage, Medicaid beneficiaries still find themselves facing numerous barriers to accessing the care they need and achieving better health outcomes. One barrier that continues to cause serious access problems is transportation.

Louisiana Is a Health Care Innovator (Yes, Louisiana!)

Louisiana is the leading the way when it comes to being innovative to improve the lives of its citizens. Our new Governor John Bel Edwards boldly campaigned that he would expand Medicaid in a deeply red state.

What’s the Buzz on Closing the Coverage Gap to Fight Zika?

This month, the first wave of locally-transmitted Zika virus infections in the continental United States in Florida could signal the escalation of a public health crisis with lasting consequences.

A Deeper Look at the Critical Role of Community Health Centers in Advocacy

Community health centers have traditionally been the primary source of care for underserved populations with the greatest health needs.