Posts for Health Equity

Health Equity in Focus: The Numbers Don’t Lie: Advancing Health Equity in Oregon through Better Data Collection

The consequences of not having accurate data can lead to culturally inappropriate interventions, and, as a result, poor health outcomes.  – Dr. Connie Nguyen-Truong, Ph.D., RN, PCCN, Oregon As a nurse and scientist, Dr. Nguyen-Truong seeks to understand both the...

More Work to Be Done: Culturally Competent LGBT Enrollment Practices

January’s enrollment updates tell us that the total number of those enrolled in Marketplace health insurance coverage hovers above two million. Another 3.9 million individuals have been determined eligible for state Medicaid and CHIP programs. And we know that more...

Health Equity In Focus: Building Diverse Coalitions for Policy Change: Lessons from Oral Health Campaigns


Ensure Pharmacists and Drug Makers Provide Language-Appropriate Care for Health Care Consumers

Late last year, the Senate Special Committee on Aging heard some very important testimony about how the drug industry needs to be better regulated in order to protect seniors and other consumers from medication labeling mistakes. But the testimony quickly...

The Heart of the Demonstrations

At the end of the summer, I had the chance to present at two town hall meetings in Washington State that were hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington, a Voices for Better Health state partner.

Banning the Box in Minnesota – and Across the United States!

Employment and income are among the social and economic factors that impact individual and community health. Studies have linked unemployment to shortened lifespans, increased mental health problems, and other health issues. But we don’t need studies to tell us what...

States to Decide Medicaid Eligibility for Same-Sex Couples

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was met with much elation by advocates pursuing marriage equality. The federal government has been working, since that momentous decision was released, to clarify just how it impacts various...

50-state Report: Kids Coverage Improving Thanks to Medicaid and CHIP

Our friends at Georgetown Center for Children and Families today released their 50-state report on children’s health coverage, which provides a detailed picture of the coverage landscape for kids. Overall, the news is positive: 92.8 percent of kids have insurance...

Health Equity in Focus: Equality in Coverage: Getting 293,932 LGBT Georgians Health Care

To celebrate National Coming Out Day we wanted to showcase the partnership Georgians for a Healthy Future and Georgia Equality have formed over the past year to advance access to health care for the state’s nearly 300,000 LGBT citizens.
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