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...

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exhibit A for Why Medicaid Block Grant Proposals Are Bad Policy

The coronavirus pandemic has already revealed some important lessons for us. One of the most important lessons for our country, and especially the state of Tennessee, is that our health care infrastructure matters. Public health measures, such as physical and...

Oral Health Care Access in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

As many advocates shift focus to protecting the physical, emotional, and financial health of their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, we know that the need for access to critical dental care has not gone away.

Tools to Help Advocates Reduce Social Isolation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

“Social distancing.” “Isolation.” “Quarantine.” In the ongoing life adjustments to the coronavirus pandemic, we are all being bombarded with these words on a daily basis.

Thinking Fast (Medium) and Slow About COVID-19

The rapidly unfolding health and economic disasters the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered can only be dealt with effectively via a robust public response at both the federal and state levels. Unfortunately, the Trump administration missed the opportunity to intervene early,...

Coronavirus-Related Xenophobia Against People of Asian Heritage Must Stop

All my life, I have been fortunate enough to never feel the need to question or fear how my identity is perceived by others. As a proud daughter of Asian immigrants, I have always worn my Japanese heritage on my sleeve.
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