Posts for Health Equity

Happy 8th Birthday, ACA: Celebrating the ACA’s Important Role in Improving Health Equity

Eight years ago today, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law of the land, and this year’s birthday is truly one to celebrate.

Black History Month Profile: Byllye Avery’s Contributions to Advancing Black Women’s Health

In celebrating Black History Month, we had the honor of interviewing Byllye Avery, a leader in advancing Black women’s health for over 40 years.  Her work began in 1974, when she co-founded the Women’s Health Center in Gainesville, Florida, and...

Work Requirements for Medicaid Would Deepen Disparities in North Carolina’s Infant and Maternal Health

The Trump Administration’s recent guidelines endorsing work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries could entrench existing barriers to successful pregnancies.

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Undermine the Well-Being of Children and Their Families

By imposing work requirements, the Trump Administration is giving states a tool that could undermine the well-being of children and families.

“Public Charge” Would Create a Public Health Crisis for Immigrant Families

The most likely effect of the revised rule is that it will scare immigrants away from using benefits they are legally eligible to utilize, hurting children and families.

CHIP Is Finally Funded. What Now?

What did Congress leave on the table?

What’s the Hold Up? Congress Must Fully Fund CHIP Now

Despite urgent pleas from governors, providers and families, Congress has yet to deliver long-term funding for this vital program.

CDC Report Highlights Stark Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Infant Mortality

In the first week of the New Year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on infant mortality, and the news is not good.

Senator-Elect Doug Jones Calls on Senate to Pass CHIP Funding

This blog originally appeared on the Georgetown Center for Children and Families' blog Say Ahhh!, you can view it here. Alabama voters are accustomed to the hot glare of national media attention, but not the warm glow. Doug Jones’ stunning...