Posts for Health Equity

Census Citizenship Question Jeopardizes Access to Critical Health Services for Immigrants and People of Color

Every ten years, the federal government fulfills its constitutional mandate to take an accurate count of how many people live in our country. Last week, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross approved the Justice Department’s last-minute request to include a citizenship...

Black Maternal Health Week Highlights Racial Disparities

When tennis star Serena Williams recently revealed her near-death experience following the birth of her daughter, she called new attention to an alarming and persistent health disparity.

Medicaid Protects America's Children

This blog is part of our Medicaid Awareness Month series, in which we highlight the ways that Medicaid supports the health of vulnerable populations. Guest bloggers for the series are state advocates.

Honoring Women’s History in the Fight for Health Care

“The personal is political” was the unofficial slogan of the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

Happy 8th Birthday, ACA: Celebrating the ACA’s Important Role in Improving Health Equity

Eight years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law of the land, and this year’s birthday is truly one to celebrate.

Black History Month Profile: Byllye Avery’s Contributions to Advancing Black Women’s Health

In celebrating Black History Month, we had the honor of interviewing Byllye Avery, a leader in advancing Black women’s health for over 40 years.  Her work began in 1974, when she co-founded the Women’s Health Center in Gainesville, Florida, and...

Work Requirements for Medicaid Would Deepen Disparities in North Carolina’s Infant and Maternal Health

The Trump Administration’s recent guidelines endorsing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries could entrench existing barriers to successful pregnancies.

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Undermine the Well-Being of Children and Their Families

By imposing work requirements, the Trump Administration is giving states a tool that could undermine the well-being of children and families.

“Public Charge” Would Create a Public Health Crisis for Immigrant Families

The most likely effect of the revised rule is that it will scare immigrants away from using benefits they are legally eligible to utilize, hurting children and families.