Posts for Health Equity

The Takeaway - Flint: How Did This Happen And What Does It Mean?

Flint: How Did This Happen And What Does It Mean? In my opinion, the biggest health care story of the week is the continued fallout from the lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. The Flint crisis underscores...

New Report Highlights Progress, Room for Improvement in Health Coverage Gains for Hispanic Children

Last Friday, the Georgetown Center for Children and the National Council of La Raza co-released a report detailing recent gains in health coverage for Hispanic children. Among the key findings in the report is that the uninsured rate among Hispanic children dropped...

The Takeaway: Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue. Time for Congress to Treat it Like One

Gun violence in the US seems to have reached epidemic proportions averaging at least one mass shooting per day in 2015. According to OECD data 87 percent of the children in the developed world who die from gun violence live in the...

Helping Women Learn How to Navigate Health Insurance

Just in time for this open enrollment period, there’s a great new tool to help women get started using their health insurance.

Advancing Health Equity in a New Era of Health System Transformation

In a recent blog we shared reflections on our health equity journey and identified health system transformation (HST) as the next frontier of health care advocacy.

Reflections on Our Health Equity Journey

In late October the Community Catalyst Health Equity Executive Team members attended the PolicyLink Equity Summit in sunny downtown Los Angeles.

The Takeaway: More Signs of ACA Success but There's Still Work Left to Do

Michael Miller talks insurance merger mania, tackling out-of-pocket costs and more data touting the success of the ACA in this week’s edition of The Takeaway.

From charity to Philanthropy: Supporting Dental Therapy and Proven Models of Care

When I accepted the first CEO position at the REACH Healthcare Foundation more than 11 years ago, I was introduced to the important distinction between philanthropy and charity

Pacific Northwest Indian Tribe Exercises Sovereignty to Provide Desperately Needed Oral Health Care to its Community

There is an oral health crisis in Indian Country and as a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, I have seen it firsthand.