RWJF commits $9 million to launch Voices for Health Justice

The initiative is focused on grassroots efforts to improve healthcare access, affordability, and dignity in care.

Biden To Order Review Of Trump Rule That Had ‘Chilling Effect’ On Immigrants Seeking Benefits | Forbes

Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart is quoted in Forbes on Pres. Biden's Executive Order to review the Public Charge rule that has had a chilling effect on immigrants accessing health care.

Biden Administration to Review Rule Discouraging Immigrants from Using Medicaid | Modern Healthcare

Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart is quoted in Modern Healthcare on Pres. Biden's Executive Order to review the Public Charge rule that has had a chilling effect on immigrants accessing health care.

$1B project to rebuild Lenox Hill Hospital on Upper East Side would ruin ‘character of the community,’ opponents say

Women's Heath Program Director Lois Uttley is quoted in the New York Daily News in a story about the Lenox Hill Hospital expansion, which will not address health inequities in health care access across New York City.

Pushback on Lenox Hill’s Revised Expansion Plans | Our Town Upper East Side

Lois Uttley, the Director of Community Catalyst's Women’s Health Program is quoted in "Our Town, Upper East Side" in opposition to the proposed expansion of Lenox Hill Hospital, rather than adding capacity in other NYC neighborhoods hard hit by COVID-19.

Catholic Health System Growth Threatens Patient Access, Advocacy Group Argues | Modern Healthcare

A Modern Healthcare article featured the release of Community Catalyst's report on the trend in Catholic health systems growing and exerting greater influence as they control more hospitals and physician practices.

Paying direct care workers a living wage would reduce turnover, increase productivity by at least $5.5B: report | McKnight's Senior Living

A report on economic and productivity benefits of better pay for direct care workers from the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, co-authored by Center Research Director Marc Cohen, was featured in McKnight's Senior Living.

Obamacare’s unexpected bonus: How the Affordable Care Act is helping middle-aged Americans during the pandemic

Marc Cohen, Center Research Director and Co-Director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, co-authored this column in "The Conversation," on the improved health outcomes due to the ACA for people aged 50-64, and relevance to the pandemic.

6 States Taking A Multiyear Approach To LTC Costs | Insurancenewsnet.com

A new report on efforts at LTSS reform in six states jointly released by the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation and the LeadingAge LTSS Center@UMass Boston was featured on Insurancenewsnet.com.

Thousands visiting an Olathe hospital were sued for medical debt. Dozens went to jail | The Kansas Leadership Center Journal

Community Catalyst Business Development Manager Mark Rukavina is quoted in a Kansas Leadership Center Journal article on one medical center's highly aggressive actions to collect on medical debts, including widespread use of lawsuits against consumers.

Ghost Bill: UVA Siphons Couple’s Tax Refund To Pay 20-Year-Old Medical Debt | Kaiser Health News

Community Catalyst Business Development Manager Mark Rukavina is quoted in a Kaiser Health News story about how the Univ. of Virginia and other state institutions attach two-decade old medical debt, by reducing state tax refunds due.

We Can't Shut Our Eyes | Get Konnected Magazine

The April 10 blog post, "We Can’t Shut Our Eyes – Black People Are Being Infected and Dying From the Coronavirus at Alarming Rates," by Dara S. Taylor, Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, was reprinted in Get Konnected Magazine's May 2020 edition.

Column: Sick of religious limits on care, a hospital seeks to end partnership with Catholic system | Los Angeles Times

Women's Health Program Director Lois Uttley is quoted in this column reporting on a lawsuit filed by a Presbyterian-affiliated hospital seeking to extricate itself from a 2012 merger with a Catholic health system.

Medicaid Can Help as America Faces the Coronavirus Crisis — Let It | The Hill

Community Catalyst Executive Director Emily Stewart and Strategic Advisor Cindy Mann co-authored this post published in The Hill blog that urges the federal government to increase Medicaid's capacity to help during the pandemic.

Some nonprofit hospitals aren’t earning their tax breaks, critics say | The Bakersfield Californian