Posts for Health Equity

It’s Far Past Time: New Medicaid Federal Funding Renews Urgency in Non-Expansion States

Medicaid expansion is an urgent issue of health and racial justice. If all 12 of the remaining states expand, 4 million more Americans will be eligible for health coverage, 60 percent of whom are people of color.

Oral Health is On the Agenda

The 117th Congress is in full swing and while all eyes have been focused on the recently enacted COVID-19 relief package, we have also seen lawmakers introduce a number of oral health related bills.

A Call for Racial Solidarity and Community Collaboration to Put an End to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began surfacing last March, Stop AAPI Hate has recorded over 3,000 accounts of anti-Asian hate incidents in 2020, from physical assaults to verbal harassment.

Making Race, Ethnicity and Language (REL) Data a REaLity

Since taking office, President Bident has signed a flurry of executive orders (EOs) that make concrete policy change and jumpstart the Biden-Harris Administration agenda committed to driving more equity into systems and policies.

Stop Blaming Black Skepticism for Inequitable Vaccine Distribution and Start Investing in Equitable Healthcare Structures

As an example of how inequitable vaccine access is playing out on a state level, we share this powerful blog from the North Carolina Justice Center Health Advocacy Project.

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.

Dismantling White Supremacy in the Oral Health System Starts with Community Power Building

Health justice starts with the work we do with ourselves and the spaces we have access to, that we are not alone in this movement and through pushing forward, a better tomorrow becomes possible.

The House Takes a First Step to Improve Maternal Health – Let’s Keep Up the Momentum

The U.S. House of Representatives took an important step forward yesterday in addressing our nation’s maternal health crisis by suspending rules and passing the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act, HR 4996. It was a historic bipartisan move, applauded...

Improving Addiction Services During COVID and Beyond: Take Our National Survey

Community Catalyst’s Substance Use Disorders team just launched a national online survey to increase the voice of people with substance use challenges and people in recovery in improving the system.
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