Who Are the Most At-Risk Older Adults In the COVID-19 Era? It’s Not Just Those in Nursing Homes

Much has been written about the terrible toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on the older adult population, and in particular, those living in nursing homes. Also at high risk are many of the the nearly 7 million older adults living in the community.

Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic, Many Immigrants Are Excluded From Federal Relief Efforts

Despite their significant contributions, many immigrant workers and their families won’t benefit from the COVID-19 relief packages Congress passed and the president signed into law in March.

Righting Historic Wrongs: An Opportunity for Southern States in the Face of COVID-19

The evidence continues to mount: for Southern states, COVID-19 will be particularly devastating.

Eldercare Voices: Older Adults and Access to Health Care During COVID-19

Taneika Duhaney, MHAP Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Community Catalyst Dental Access Project   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, school closings are increasing, public gatherings are discouraged and public health officials continue to warn that, as testing increases,...

Reduce Jail Populations Now to Prevent Avoidable COVID-19 Tragedies

Even before COVID-19 hit the United States, there were a variety of reports on jails and prisons being "on edge" and overcrowded.

We Can’t Shut Our Eyes – Black People Are Being Infected and Dying From the Coronavirus at Alarming Rates

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has rattled our nation in great proportions. Early data shows that Black Americans face alarming rates of infection and death in states throughout the country.

A Rare COVID-19 Victory: Advocate Pressure Wins Suspension of Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Until April 2, Utah was the last state standing with a work reporting requirement in place. It took a pandemic coupled with an economic crisis for the state to finally suspend its onerous paperwork barrier to Medicaid coverage. After federal...

We’re All in This Together: Protecting Individuals with Complex Health Needs During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to unfold, state governments, health officials and health care providers have risen to the occasion to ensure that state residents can get the critical care they need.

Put People First: Adapting Substance Use Policies and Programs in the Context of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread, we must take the necessary precautions to ensure our communities are able to stay safe. The general recommendations are to distance ourselves or self-quarantine to help prevent the spread, but this presents particular obstacles for...
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