The Coronavirus pandemic has upended life for people across the United States and the world. But the experience and severity are not equal.
In the United States, deep inequities, rooted in a history of exploitation and maltreatment of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, are making the COVID crisis worse. Intersecting communities of people have been systematically “otherized” to the detriment of their health.
We cannot be silent anymore. The National Health Law Program’s health equity blog series focuses on the grave health inequities plaguing this country. The time is now – let’s make this the tipping point in addressing health inequities!
Our Health Equity blog series launches Monday, July 27. We encourage you to explore our back catalog of blogs touching on issues of health care and race, access, and health equity.
- October 20, 2021Read more
What are the lives of Black, Latinx, and other people with low incomes in the Medicaid coverage gap worth to members of Congress? The answer to that question hangs…
- September 19, 2021Read more
September 19-25, 2021 is Telehealth Awareness Week. NHeLP joins many stakeholders, health care providers, and advocates to acknowledge this week and raise awareness of the importance of telehealth.Telehealth is…
- September 10, 2021Read more
In the United States, millions of children live in poverty and are at a much greater risk of experiencing adverse health outcomes compared to their contemporaries in higher income…
- September 8, 2021
Seven Ways Proposed Improvements to Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Can Help Older Adults & People with DisabilitiesRead more
One critically important piece of Congress’s reconciliation package is the proposed investment in chronically underfunded Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with disabilities and older adults.
- July 14, 2021Read more
In today’s fast-paced health care system, algorithms are ubiquitous, and the provision of maternity care is no different.
- May 27, 2021
Juvenile Justice Laws Provide Model for Improving Health Care Access for Individuals Leaving IncarcerationRead more
Transitioning from incarceration to the community without services and supports is medically risky, especially for people who are incarcerated with Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Studies have found that the…