How Can Medicaid Transformation Steer Toward Health Equity? A Look at the Evidence

Addressing health equity should be a core goal of all health system transformation initiatives. Medicaid can be a particularly powerful avenue for advancing health equity.

Access to Good Food Is a Human Right

This is the second in our series of blogs highlighting the work of the four people recognized by the Center's 2019 "Speak Up for Better Health Award" contest.

Director's Corner: Looking Back on the Center's 2019 Highlights

As 2019 draws to a close, I’m pleased to share some highlights from the Center’s work. In a year which saw continued attacks on the safety net for low-income people, I am proud of the work we’ve done together.

Courage, Tenacity, Passion.

These are the hallmarks of effective advocates willing to press and keep pressing for needed change, and these are all attributes of Germán Parodi, the winner of the 2019 Speak Up for Better Health award.

Executive Order on Medicare Advantage Plans: Few Details but Important to Monitor

In October, ahead of the Medicare open enrollment period, President Trump issued an executive order that would make Medicare increasingly privatized by favoring private Medicare Advantage plans over the traditional Medicare program.

Kaiser Family Foundation’s Medicaid Survey Highlights the Importance of Consumer Engagement

The Medicaid program is leading the way in many innovations in health care payment and delivery. Many of the dedicated advocates we work with are working to improve their state Medicaid programs, which is why I was excited to attend...

Director's Corner: Building Consumer Leadership, Here, There and Everywhere

This month, I’m thrilled to share several updates from our work to support the leadership of people with complex needs in improving health programs and policies.

From Determined Parent to Community Organizer: Improving Care for People with Disabilities

Leisa Hammett, a parent of a young adult with a disability, recently shared her inspiring story with us. We had the opportunity to learn about Leisa’s journey from parent and caregiver, to an influential, effective advocate for families across Tennessee.

Back to the Future: Organizing the “Old-Fashioned” Way

There’s no doubt that new technologies have opened up new approaches and opportunities to engage in grassroots organizing, but there is another way in which technology can become a facile substitute for real organizing.
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