America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Policy Recommendations

As the federal-state program providing access to essential health care to over 77 million low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults, and people with disabilities, Medicaid has a unique opportunity to address the social risk factors that disproportionately impact these vulnerable populations. Caused by the socioeconomic conditions in which we live, learn, work, and play, these socioeconomic barriers or “social determinants of health” include inadequate access to nutritious food, lack of affordable housing, lack of convenient and efficient transportation options, limited opportunities for quality education and meaningful employment, limited broadband access, and more (Read the full report here).

 

HealthEquityGuide.org is a resource with inspiring examples of how health departments have concretely advanced health equity — both internally within their departments and externally with communities and other government agencies.

About the Health Equity Guide

National Museum of African American History and Culture

“Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.”

Talking About Race (Toolkit) – https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race