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Advancing A Health System Transformation Agenda Focused On Achieving Health Equity

This originally appeared in Health Affairs There has been an important and ongoing effort over the past decade to address the manifest failures of our health care system by changing payment and pro...

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Fixing Latino Health Inequities is an Investment in Our Country’s Future

Hispanic Heritage Month provides us an opportunity to recognize and lift up the achievements and contributions of the 57.5 million Latinos living in the United States. At the same time, it’s impor...

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Let’s Honor American Indians and Alaska Natives by Eliminating Health Inequities

November is Native American Heritage month. It’s a time to celebrate the rich history, culture, and traditions of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs), and elevate the many contributions they...

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Barriers Faced by African Americans in Receiving Mental Health Care

African Americans are disproportionately more likely to suffer from mental health issues than white Americans. According the US Department of Health and Human Services, in 2015 African Americans were...

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“Women’s History is Women’s Right.” The Significance of Women’s History Month for Health Equity

Throughout American history, the tenacity that women advocates have shown in combating systematic inequities has proved to be an invaluable source of inspiration for each successive generation of heal...

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Believe Women: Pain is an Equity Issue

It took Zoey Salsbury six years to get an incorrect diagnosis for her constant pelvic and joint pain. The first time she mentioned her pain to her doctor, during her freshman year of high school, h...

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Achieving Health Equity for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders requires recognizing their diversity and disaggregating data.

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage month is an opportunity to focus on the many contributions these communities have made to build our nation over the generations, and thei...

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Silver Linings for Silver Loading

Stan Dorn, Silver Linings for Silver Loading, Health Affairs Blog, 6/3/2019,https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20190530.156427/full/. One of the strangest chapters in the Affordable Care...

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Maryland’s Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program: An Innovative Approach to Covering the Eligible Uninsured

Stan Dorn, Maryland’s Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program: An Innovative Approach to Covering the Eligible Uninsured, Health Affairs Blog, 5/13/2019,https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hbl...

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If Millions Lose Health Insurance, We’ll All Pay for It in Our Premiums

If the Senate passes a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act and cutting federal funding for Medicaid, the pain will not be limited only to people who rely on the ACA and Medicaid for health coverage...

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