Posts for Health Equity

Measurement That Matters: A Starting Point to Get to “Better, Smarter, Healthier”

In January, we asked “How do we get to better, smarter, healthier?” One of the steps we identified was developing better people-centered health quality measures. The IOM recently released a report that has the potential to be a game changer.

The ACA Is About People, Not Politics

Over the past five years, we have watched the Affordable Care Act go from a hotly contested piece of legislation to a hotly contested law that, despite non-stop efforts to undermine it, has given millions of American’s access to health care.

Two-to-One Odds against Consumers with Behavioral Illnesses

For millions of people who need treatment for drug and alcohol problems or mental illness, inequity is a reality.

Tackling Health Disparities in the Aging Population

With April being National Minority Health Month, the time is now to stand against the barriers that create the social, health and economic disparities experienced by older adults – a population that is becoming more and more diverse.

Commission on Dental Accreditation Supports National Training Standards for Dental Therapy Programs

On February 6 in a conference room at the American Dental Association’s headquarters in Chicago, the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) voted overwhelmingly to adopt national training standards for dental therapy education programs.

Health Equity In Focus: Outreach and Education Come First in Bhutanese Refugee Community

Nearly a year ago, a new partnership was formed to promote outreach and enrollment opportunities for the Bhutanese community in Georgia.

How do we get to Better Smarter Healthier? Five Key Steps

From our perspective, the recipe for "better, smarter, healthier" must include these five ingredients.

Cross-Post: Will dental therapists “change the world” (of U.S. dental care) in 2015?

Change is hard. Change takes time. Change is worth fighting for especially when it relates to improving access to oral health care.

'Tis the Season for Network Adequacy

Need an escape from crowded malls, holiday meal planning and travel plans? We’ve got the solution: escape to a quiet corner of your home with steaming cup of hot coco, a warm blanket and hundreds of pages of proposed federal regulations....