Posts for Health Equity

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.

New York Blazes the Trail for Paid Sick Time

Workers in New York City now have a legal right to paid sick leave thanks to an incredibly successful campaign led by the Community Service Society of New York, a Roadmaps to Health Community Grants grantee, along with their key partner Make the Road-NY.

Medicaid and CHIP: Proven Tools to Reduce Health Disparities

Today is CHIP’s 17th birthday! As we reflect on the success of this important program, a recent report nicely summarizes its impact.

"Good Luck With That!"

In June, I had the great honor of presenting on a panel at the Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health (PCL) meeting in Chicago. For the uninitiated, the PCL is a gem of a program through which ten leaders...

Cross Post: Massachusetts Announces Improvements To Transgender Health Care Coverage

Officials from the administration of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) announced new policies Friday that will improve access to health care for transgender residents of the commonwealth.