Posts for COVID-19

Federal Action is Critical to Protect Consumers from Medical Debt

As Congress presses ahead on crafting its COVID-19 relief package, one of the issues they should address is the growing problem of medical debt. Medical debt is one of the leading causes of personal bankruptcy and has caused irreparable harm...

Uniting Health Equity and Vaccinations: Considerations for Working with Black Populations

In the 23 states that collect demographics about vaccine recipients, white residents are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black residents. In order to change these inequities, vaccination rollout must have a health equity lens.

Oral Health Providers Could Accelerate Vaccine Distribution

As a recent article in The New York Times highlighted, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the delivery of oral health care across the United States.

New Opportunity to Enroll in Health Insurance In 2021

On Thursday, January 28, President Biden signed several executive orders intended to boost Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, including by strenghtening the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Building Sustainable Fundraising Strategies During the COVID Era

At the Center, we are committed to helping advocates in finding sustainable funding for their goals. We work continually with our partners to grow their fundraising capacity through our Technical Assistance (TA).

New Year, Newly Improved Medicaid Program – NEMT Strengthened in Year-End Omnibus/Relief Bill

The year-end omnibus appropriations/COVID-19 relief funding bill has come under a lot of scrutiny for being too little, too late. However, there is one silver lining that the health care advocacy community is excited about – the codification of non-emergency...

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Rhode Island Organizing Project

The Rhode Island Organizing Project (RIOP) has been engaged in community organizing since 1993. Ray Gagne is executive director of RIOP and Marjorie Waters is a longtime community organizer with the organization.

COVID-19 Tooth Loss and Oral Health Complications Underscore Importance of Maintaining, Expanding Coverage

COVID-19 can weaken the circulatory system and cause inflammation, both of which have an effect on oral health outcomes.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Sherman Pines

Eldercare Voices is an occasional feature of the Center’s monthly newsletter, Health Innovation Highlights, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery or support to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This post is part of a...
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