Find out how the 2009 reauthorization of CHIP will help children across the country and strengthen the country's health care system.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
Shows the number of people in each state who have cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, or heart disease and who rely on Medicaid, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic group.
"Non-communicable diseases" (NCDs) is a key buzz phrase in public health today. Even the United Nations has the term on its mind, as it recently held a historic high-level meeting to develop a plan of action to fight NCDs. But what exactly does it mean?
Communities of color are affected disproportionately in infant mortality rates, in diabetes deaths, in obesity rates, and in preventable deaths. On Friday morning, Dr. David Satcher, the 16th U.S. surgeon general; Janet Murguía, president and CEO of National Council of La Raza; and Toni Lewis, chair of SEIU health care division joined Families USA conference attendees to talk about the importance of making sure health care disparities are part of the discussion during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
This series of fact sheets explains why cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce spending will hurt American families and the economy.
This is the sixth in Budget Diagnosis, a series on the coming major decisions in Congress that could affect your health care. This series explains, simply, what advocates need to know, features special guests writing about different groups and populations that will be especially vulnerable, and provides you with updates from D.C. This post is a guest blog by Jen Ng'andu from National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
Live updates from day 2 of Health Action 2014.
The Affordable Care Act is a Historic Opportunity to Advance Health Care Justice for African-Americans
As we celebrate Black History Month and remember the contributions of African-Americans throughout our nation's history, it's important to also focus on the work that still lies ahead to achieve racial justice.
Decades ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."
Despite the progress we have made, African-Americans and other people of color still struggle daily with unjust, and sometimes deadly, health care inequality.
In communities of color, where rates of uninsurance and poor health outcomes are higher than in white communities, the differences between those who have insurance and those who lack it are stark.