The American Jobs Plan Includes Important Steps Forward for Home and Community-Based Services

Within the American Families Plan is $400 billion to improve HCBS and extend Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person program that allows people with disabilities to live independently and older adults to age in place.

Health Insurers Have the Means, Moral Obligation to Invest in Affordable Housing and Improve Health

Though Congress passed a relief package to help provide aid to a struggling nation, countless families still find themselves on the verge of losing their homes due to an eviction crisis.

2021 Black Maternal Health Week: New Opportunities to Take Action!

This week (April 11-17) marks Black Maternal Health Week, an annual event dedicated to highlighting the alarming statistics around Black maternal health and calling for policies that center birth and reproductive justice.

Engaging Older Adults and Family Caregivers for Better Health

The Center partnered with Rush University Medical Center’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program to engage older adults and family caregivers in co-designing consumer-facing, educational materials on the 4Ms.

New Study Shows Medicaid Dental Coverage Improves Employment

New data add to mounting evidence that expanding access to dental coverage for people with low incomes has wide-ranging benefits.

Top Five Things to Ensure the Success of the American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act funding is an exciting opportunity to advance health equity and racial justice, specifically by investing in communities.

Stand Up for the Rights of Transgender Youth and Access to Gender-Affirming Care

While we work to improve services for our communities, conservative legislators in 20 states have introduced legislation to ban access to medically necessary, gender-affirming care for transgender and non-binary (TNB) youth.

The ACA’s Impact on People with Disabilities Eleven Years Later

By expanding care and coverage, the Affordable Care Act was a milestone for communities most underserved by the health system.

Targeting New Federal Funds for Substance Use Disorders to Areas of Greatest Need

The federal government is finally giving states the funding they need to address massive gaps in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services – and not limiting the funding to addressing opioids only.
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