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.

Addressing Racial Inequities Laid Bare by COVID-19 Requires a Renewed Commitment to Community Partnership

As health care organizations struggle with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is tempting to view consumer and community engagement as a secondary activity; however, it is times like this when engagement is most important.

What the New Medicare “Geo” Model May Mean for Dually Eligible Individuals

Last month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) unveiled a pilot, value-based Medicare delivery and payment model called the Geographic Direct Contracting model, or “Geo.” This pilot is set to launch in January 2022, and will allow different...

Building Sustainable Fundraising Strategies During the COVID Era

At the Center, we are committed to helping advocates in finding sustainable funding for their goals. We work continually with our partners to grow their fundraising capacity through our Technical Assistance (TA).

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...

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.