Posts for Social Determinants of Health

2021 Black Maternal Health Week: New Opportunities to Take Action!

This week (April 11-17) marks Black Maternal Health Week, an annual event dedicated to highlighting the alarming statistics around Black maternal health and calling for policies that center birth and reproductive justice.

Top Five Things to Ensure the Success of the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act funding is an exciting opportunity to advance health equity and racial justice, specifically by investing in communities.

At Greater Risk: Food Insecurity During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We have all seen the startling images: lines stretching for miles at food banks and pantries across the nation. The pandemic has only exacerbated food insecurity, especially among several vulnerable populations:

The CARES Act is Replenished. Now Let’s Develop a Package that Fully Meets the Moment

Late Tuesday afternoon, Congress reached agreement to replenish funds in the CARES Act to the tune of a $484 billion package. The major pieces of the deal include $310 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that provides forgivable loans...

Billions of Opportunities: Health Plan Investment in Affordable Housing and Community Development

In a recent paper, we argue that health plans should consider investing some of their capital in affordable housing and community development.

Five Things We’re Doing in 2019 to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Community Catalyst’s work on social determinants is longstanding, and is an essential component of the framework needed to build a just health care system that works for everyone. Here are five ways we’re going deeper in 2019.

Eldercare Voices: Marking Older Americans Month: A Conversation With Byllye Avery on the Health Challenges Older Black Women Face

May is Older Americans Month, a perfect time to better understand some of the health-related challenges facing older Black women in the United States.

Confronting the Wounds of Racism

During our recent visit to Montgomery, Alabama, we had the opportunity to confront our nation’s history of slavery, mass incarceration and racism, while also having our faith in our democracy elevated by witnessing energetically engaged consumer advocacy.

Beyond Visibility: Building a Health System that Supports Trans Lives

On International Transgender Day of Visibility, we are celebrating the increased access to gender-affirming care for TNB people under the Affordable Care Act, but also acknowledge the latest attempts by the Trump administration to undo this progress.
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