New Year, Newly Improved Medicaid Program – NEMT Strengthened in Year-End Omnibus/Relief Bill

The year-end omnibus appropriations/COVID-19 relief funding bill has come under a lot of scrutiny for being too little, too late. However, there is one silver lining that the health care advocacy community is excited about – the codification of non-emergency...

Dismantling White Supremacy in the Oral Health System Starts with Community Power Building

Health justice starts with the work we do with ourselves and the spaces we have access to, that we are not alone in this movement and through pushing forward, a better tomorrow becomes possible.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Rhode Island Organizing Project

The Rhode Island Organizing Project (RIOP) has been engaged in community organizing since 1993. Ray Gagne is executive director of RIOP and Marjorie Waters is a longtime community organizer with the organization.

COVID-19 Tooth Loss and Oral Health Complications Underscore Importance of Maintaining, Expanding Coverage

COVID-19 can weaken the circulatory system and cause inflammation, both of which have an effect on oral health outcomes.

Community Leaders: Essential to Organizing for Change

Relationship building is at the heart of organizing. In particular, building relationships with people on the ground who care about their communities and are impacted by issues is essential to making meaningful change.

If Congress Doesn’t Invest in States Soon, People May Start Losing Oral Health Services

Individuals covered by Medicaid may start to lose needed health services – starting with cuts to oral health care – amidst state budget shortfalls due to lack of federal COVID-19 relief. Federal lawmakers must invest in states at this critical moment.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Sherman Pines

Eldercare Voices is an occasional feature of the Center’s monthly newsletter, Health Innovation Highlights, inviting guest commentators directly involved in care delivery or support to older adults to share their perspectives from the field. This post is part of a...

The Urgent Need for Extension of Emergency Protections to Housing Security and Access to Medicaid Coverage

As we near the end of the year and face the holidays during a surging pandemic, many people will struggle with isolation and sadness at being away from loved ones. Additionally, COVID-19 has unleashed a series of crises that are...

Strengthening Community Benefit Regulations to Address Health Equity

Hospitals have a responsibility to address longstanding health inequities in the communities they serve. One way they can do this is through their community benefit activities.
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