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.

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.

Centering Community Needs through Transparent Community Benefit

Over half of community hospitals in the United States are private, nonprofit organizations which receive tax-exempt status in exchange for providing community benefit.

Stop Blaming Black Skepticism for Inequitable Vaccine Distribution and Start Investing in Equitable Healthcare Structures

As an example of how inequitable vaccine access is playing out on a state level, we share this powerful blog from the North Carolina Justice Center Health Advocacy Project.

American Rescue Plan Strengthens Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services

Over the past weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan. The bill increases funding and support for Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), a critical benefit for individuals with complex health needs.

Uniting Health Equity and Vaccinations: Considerations for Working with Black Populations

In the 23 states that collect demographics about vaccine recipients, white residents are getting vaccinated at higher rates than Black residents. In order to change these inequities, vaccination rollout must have a health equity lens.

Eldercare Voices, COVID Edition: Gregg Warshaw, MD

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

President Biden’s Executive Orders Take First Steps to Demonstrate the Full Potential of Medicaid

On Thursday, January 28, President Biden signed several executive orders intended to strengthen “Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care,” including the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
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