“We Don’t Just Take It, We Take Charge!”– Celebrating Older Americans Month

It’s May, and that means it’s Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Age Out Loud, chosen “…to give aging a new voice – one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.” Older Americans are a group that...

Director's Corner: What’s the Latest Evidence on Patient Engagement by Primary Care Practices?

Here at the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, we hold the core belief that the voices of consumers are essential for making our health care system better: easier to navigate, more user-friendly and more effective at addressing the...

The Takeaway: Health Care and the Crisis in Democracy

Last week’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey has pushed health care out of the headlines, at least to some extent. However, the progress of the health care bill through Congress raises its own questions about the health of our democracy.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS): MA Taskforce Report Offers Path to Advancing Parent and Infant Health

The rise in opioid misuse has continued to receive attention across the country, and only more urgently in recent months as Republicans continue to press forward toward a repeal of the ACA with a disastrous replacement bill

The American Health Care Act is a Barrier to Good Health for Moms and Families

As Mother’s Day approaches, children in communities across the country are busy constructing cards and coupons entitled “free hugs” and “will do dishes” while partners place orders for flowers (or mulch – depending how you roll).

For Mother of a Child Born with Severe Heart Condition: Now Is The Time to Act

My name is Diane Pickles. I am a resident of Haverhill, Massachusetts and a long-time volunteer for the American Heart Association. My younger son, Jake, was prenatally diagnosed with a

The Takeaway: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Senate Basket

There is no need to take up too much space here reviewing the ugly particulars of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) or the devastating consequences if something like it eventually becomes law.

Senators: Listen Up!

Thirty weeks. That’s how long we - concerned consumers, advocates and stakeholders - sustained a grassroots movement that forced Congressional Republicans to show us their cards before repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

A Step Backwards on Health Equity: Unpacking the Systemic Racism in the Final Rule on Market Stability

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the first in a blog series highlighting the impact of structural racism in our health system. Despite...