Posts for Health Equity

Boston Approves Comprehensive Health Benefits for Transgender People

Yesterday, the Boston City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance that would ensure that the City only contracts with health insurance providers that offer comprehensive benefits for transgender people.

Recognizing National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, and it is a great time to reflect on the unique health needs of youth who are or have been in foster care and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helps to support these...

Health Equity in Focus: Taking a Closer Look—Successful enrollment strategies in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the final enrollment numbers attest to the coordinated efforts enrollment specialists and consumer health advocates activated across the Garden State. With more than 162,000 New Jerseyans enrolled in the Marketplace in this first open enrollment period, and...

Elevating LGBT Health Equity

It is with great pride that we’re posting this blog today! Last night, Community Catalyst was honored at Mass Equality’s annual Icon Awards, recognizing our role as an ally organization in improving access to health coverage for LGBT individuals and...

Health Equity in Focus: Overcoming Enrollment Challenges: Tips for Connecting with Communities of Color

Last year we brought you the Ten Tips for Engaging Communities of Color in Policy Change after meeting with advocates. This year advocates from around the country shared their successes and challenges as they moved through the enrollment period. As...

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

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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...
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