Innovation Continues, For Better or Worse, Despite Congressional Gridlock

“Public Expects Gridlock” is the headline to a summary of survey findings about what voters expect out of Washington post-midterm elections. The Democrats control the House, Republicans control the Senate and not much of anything will get done inside the...

After the Elections: What’s Next? A Look at Social and Economic Health Determinants

Here are three key ways health care advocates can help the health care system engage proactively on SDOH

Director’s Corner: Counting Chads – A Post-Election Recap

It’s been over a week since election day, and final counts (and, in some cases, recounts) are still underway. But the broad outlines have come into view: the Senate will remain under Republican control, the Democrats have gained a clear...

Eldercare Voices: Spotlight – Learning to Appreciate Integrated Care to Address Mental Health Needs

Gregg Warshaw, M.D.   The practice of geriatric medicine is characterized by an inter-professional approach. During my career I’ve been fortunate to practice in settings with comprehensive team-based care.  Most recently, for the past three years, I have been working...

Dedicated Community Members Leading by Example in Rhode Island

In 2016, Rhode Island established a consumer-led Implementation Council (IC) for the state’s dual eligible demonstration project, the Integrated Care Initiative (ICI). This body is a community member-led council that is supported by the state’s Executive Office of Human Services...

Director's Corner: Making Better Health and Health Justice a Reality: The Important Role of Advocacy

Last week at Community Catalyst’s Annual Advocates Convening in Atlanta, Center staff, partners and guests had the chance to celebrate the important role that advocacy plays in improving health. While there is no shortage of policy ideas and solutions for...

Consumer Advocacy Around a “Do-Over” for Medicaid Managed Care in Alabama

After a new governor in Alabama halted planning for regional care organizations (RCOs) as the model for Medicaid managed care in the state, advocates with Arise Citizens’ Policy Project are involved in state efforts to come up with a better model.

What the Massachusetts One Care Implementation Council Teaches Us About Consumer Engagement

In 2013, Massachusetts developed the One Care Implementation Council so consumers could have an active role in the implementation of Massachusetts’ Financial Alignment Initiative, known as “One Care.” I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with consumers, advocates and...

Director's Corner: We’ve Got Your Back on Your 53rd Birthday, Medicare & Medicaid!

Medicare and Medicaid are turning 53 at the end of this month. Their importance to the health of the nation is hard to overstate: together, they provide coverage to one in three people in the United States, including many with...
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