Dallas March to Center BIPOC Voices and Lives

On Saturday, our Texas Raising Women's Voices regional coordinator, The AFIYA Center, will join allies in leading the Dallas Reproductive Liberation March in support of access to legal abortion and reproductive autonomy.

Centering Racial Justice in Hospital Community Benefit Investment Through Authentic Community Engagement Strategies

Valuable lessons on what it means to build authentic community-hospital partnerships and support strong community engagement.

The Work Begins: A Build Back Better Agenda Emerges from House Committees

Last week, House committees released proposed language for the reconciliation package that, overall, takes historic steps in a commitment to health justice.

Fund People, Not Priorities: Lessons From the CVI 2.0 Final Report

In the final Consumer Voices for Innovation 2.0 Evaluation Report we learn that despite the unprecedented series of national challenges over the course of the grant period, the CVI 2.0 advocates amassed 43 policy victories.

Building an Equitable Future for Children and Families: Key Policy Opportunities to Support Children’s Health and Well-Being

Congress must act now to make ARPA’s forward-minded solutions permanent and substantially decrease racial, social, and economic inequities.

Hospitals and Health Systems Receiving Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds Must Be Accountable to Their Communities

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has made approximately $300 billion in funding available to health care providers. The money was intended to help providers pay for costs related to treating COVID patients, as well as making up...

It’s Time for Congress to “HEAL” and “LIFT the BAR” for Immigrants’ Access to Health Care

With infrastructure negotiations in Congress continuing into the fall, health care policies that eliminate barriers to affordable health care need to be prioritized for inclusion in the upcoming reconciliation package.

Three Ways Health Innovation Can Advance Equity and Justice

Earlier this month, new leaders at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published a blog post in Health Affairs about their strategic vision for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (“CMMI” or “the Innovation Center”).

Life After COVID: CMS Guidance Addresses Advocate Concerns About the End of the Public Health Emergency

The official end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) remains unclear, but some states are already either planning for or taking actions regarding Medicaid enrollment.
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