Posts for Health Equity

Boosting Latino Coverage: Strategies for Open Enrollment 2.0

With open enrollment in full swing, consumer health advocates are ramping up their outreach to diverse populations that continue to have disproportionately high rates of uninsurance.  Latinos in particular are more likely to be uninsured, with one in three Latinos...

Celebrating Successes: Protecting Access to affordable and quality coverage and care for people living with HIV

Dedicated advocacy has led to important successes in protecting health insurance coverage and health care access for people living with HIV. Below are three recent successes, both advocates working at the state and federal levels.

Advocacy Strategies to Address Discrimination in Health Plans Part 2: New Discrimination and Barriers to Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS

This guest blog post is the second blog in a series on discrimination in health plans. In this blog we highlight how discrimination in health plans affects people living with HIV/AIDS and policy recommendations to address the issue. While the...

Addressing Health Equity in the Dual Eligible Demonstration Projects

 “The healthcare world is changing; providers who have been serving a certain population are now serving a completely new population, a more diverse population. When you talk about cultural competency, what you really need to look at is what the...

Celebrating Milestones and Acknowledging Challenges Ahead for Latino Health Coverage

Since today is the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are celebrating the gains in health care coverage for Latinos since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect.

Making it Matter: Supporting LGBT Seniors through Health Care Reform Initiatives

As Community Catalyst’s Health Equity summer intern, I got to spend some time chatting with Linda Ellis of Georgia’s The Health Initiative about why closing the coverage gap in Georgia, and other states that have yet to expand Medicaid is...

What does the Coverage Gap have to do with kids? A whole lot, it turns out.

Last week, Virginia’s General Assembly once again took up the issue of closing the coverage gap, and once again struck the measure down. The primary goal of last week’s special session was to discuss the closure of this gap: Governor...

Health Care and Voter Registration: Complementary Opportunities for Community Health Centers

With the November elections looming, many organizations that we wouldn’t normally think of as hubs for engaging voters are playing an important role in ensuring eligible citizens are able to register. Community health centers, trusted spaces for obtaining health care,...

Non-profit Hospital CHNAs: What’s Health Equity Got to Do with It?

Many times the social and economic determinants of health are proxies for health inequalities within a community. Read how the ACA now requires that non-profit hospitals assess and attempt to address the unmet needs of the communities they serve.