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.
- February 28, 2020Read more
Depression in pregnant women has increased by seven times from 2000 to 2015. Here in California, about one in seven women who gave birth experienced postpartum depression last year.…
- November 25, 2019Read more
As of January 1, 2020, California is expanding full-scope Medi-Cal to all young adults up to age 26 regardless of immigration status. Medi-Cal’s Young Adult Expansion builds on the…
- August 7, 2019
New Proposals for Public Charge and Housing Assistance Threaten the Health and Well-Being of Immigrant FamiliesRead more
This blog post was co-authored by legal intern Courtney Mendoza . Last fall, the Department of Homeland Security received comments on its proposal to expand the definition of public charge…