Posts for Health Equity

For People Living with HIV/AIDS, the Revised Public Charge Rule Could Mean Life or Death

Expansion of 'public charge' would incite a public health crisis and worsen the HIV/AIDS epidemic by undermining the ability of immigrants living with HIV/AIDS meet their health care needs.

Dedicated Community Members Leading by Example in Rhode Island

In 2016, Rhode Island established a consumer-led Implementation Council (IC) for the state’s dual eligible demonstration project, the Integrated Care Initiative (ICI). This body is a community member-led council that is supported by the state’s Executive Office of Human Services...

A Step Forward to Address the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Children and Families in Turbulent Times

We are in the midst of chaotic times: from dramatic increases in drug overdose deaths to school shootings to contentious public discussions of sexual assault. Although we are sometimes able to shield our children from witnessing or experiencing traumatic events,...

Policy-Community Partnerships in Oral Health Advocacy: An Example in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Latinx advocates have been leaders and partners in the strong health advocacy work across the country. In Virginia, advocates played a key role in the recent Medicaid expansion victory.

Connecticut Strives for Primacy of Health Equity in Primary Care

Connecticut’s federally funded effort to introduce primary care innovations (through the State Innovation Model or SIM grant) is entering its final years of implementation.

Integrating Care for Kids: A New Model and a Promising Opportunity

This is the first of two blogs on Integrated Care for Kids (InCK). Stay tuned for our upcoming blog on leveraging InCK for substance use prevention.

What’s At Stake In Trump Promise To Roll Back ACA Nondiscrimination Rule?

The Trump Administration indicated that it intends to roll back or repeal parts of the rule that the Obama administration issued in 2016 implementing Section 1557.

Joining Forces for Health Justice in East Nashville

Through our Partnering for Community Health project, we are collaborating to identify ways to support the health and well-being of children, families and seniors living in the James A. Cayce Homes, a low-income housing development.

Pride Month Profile: An Advocate’s Vision of Intersectional LGBTQ Health Advocacy

This LGBTQ Pride Month, we sat down with Naushaba Patel from the Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI) of Houston to talk about what pride means and Naushaba’s vision for LGBTQ-empowering health programs.
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