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White Paper – A Hard Day’s Work: Promoting Sustainable Financing for Community Health Workers

In this white paper we discuss the importance of Community Health Workers (CHWs), and how they are essential to addressing health disparities in our communities. We then offer an overview of the curre...

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Health Justice Now Webinar Series Part 7: Effective Use of Peer Supports in Behavioral Health Care and Crisis Intervention

This is part 7 of the Health Justice Now series. Many states and communities use peer specialists –people with lived experience of substance use or mental illness –as part of teams to promote r...

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Request for Information on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Initiative to Strengthen Primary Health Care

Families USA submitted comments for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health's Request for Information (RFI) on how to strengthen primary health ca...

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Community Voice and Equitable Policymaking in the United States: Lessons from COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The effects of COVID-19 on the United States, and the world, underscore the importance of creating change that strengthens the health and economic well-being of vulnerable populations. Families USA la...

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Making Ends Meet: Reducing Costs at the Pharmacy Counter Will Help Americans Survive Inflation

The high cost of prescription drugs in the United States is a huge health problem and a significant economic problem. Consumers facing increased drug costs report cutting back on key areas of their bu...

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Consumers First Comment Letter To The Federal Government On The Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

Consumers First is an alliance that brings together the interests of consumers, employers, labor unions, and primary care working to change the fundamental economic incentives and design of the health...

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Putting people first in health care

A person goes to the doctor. She’s been having back pain for a few weeks, but put off seeking care because she has a high deductible and needs her next paycheck to help cover out-of-pocket costs. Th...

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Reflections with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: The Past, Present, and Future

Reflections with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: The Past, Present, and Future [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eYA_qv7ZXQ[/embed] Families USA joined Community Catalys...

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Our Health Care System Has Lost Its Way

This is the first resource in Families USA's People First Care initiative. There are two principal financial drivers of unaffordable, inequitable health care and poor health for the American people...

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Consumers First Response to Federal Trade Commission/Department of Justice Request for Information on Merger Enforcement

Consumers First, an alliance that brings together the interests of consumers, children, employers, labor unions, and primary care clinicians working to change the fundamental economic incentives and d...

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