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AHIP Policy Recommendations to Achieve Greater Impact on Reducing Disparities & Advancing Health Equity

AHIP Policy Recommendations to Achieve Greater Impact on Reducing Disparities & Advancing Health Equity

Reports | February 24 2021

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,...

Texas Blackout Reveals Deep Impact of Environmental Racism, Aid Organizers Say

Texas Blackout Reveals Deep Impact of Environmental Racism, Aid Organizers Say

Articles | February 22 2021

By Candice Bernd, Truthout (read...

White People Are Getting Vaccinated at Higher Rates Than Black and Latino Americans

White People Are Getting Vaccinated at Higher Rates Than Black and Latino Americans

| February 10 2021

By Nicquel Terry Ellis and Deidre McPhillips (CNN) Black and Latino Americans are receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at significantly lower rates than White people -- a disparity that health advocates blame on the federal government and hospitals not...

Black History Month 2021 Celebration Comes in Wake of Widespread Protests over George Floyd’s Death, Racial Reckoning in U.S.

Black History Month 2021 Celebration Comes in Wake of Widespread Protests over George Floyd’s Death, Racial Reckoning in U.S.

| February 4 2021

By Karen Jordan CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's been 45 years since the first observation of Black History Month. This year, the celebration of the contributions of Black people comes in the wake of widespread protests over the death of George Floyd and...

NCHE’s Executive Director Dr. Gail Christopher Gives Interview With Roll Call’s Mary Curtis

NCHE’s Executive Director Dr. Gail Christopher Gives Interview With Roll Call’s Mary Curtis

| February 1 2021

Social change agent Dr. Gail C Christopher is on a mission to heal our nation, and dismantle the collective belief at the core of our dysfunction: that some lives are worth more than others. Dr. Christopher has been advising Congress on how we can...

North Carolina Hospitals Join Others in Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

North Carolina Hospitals Join Others in Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

Articles | January 29 2021

BY RICHARD STRADLING https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article247235884.html (Read...

In U.S. Cities, The Health Effects Of Past Housing Discrimination Are Plain To See

In U.S. Cities, The Health Effects Of Past Housing Discrimination Are Plain To See

Articles | January 28 2021

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/11/19/911909187/in-u-s-cities-the-health-effects-of-past-housing-discrimination-are-plain-to-see By Maria Godoy Torey Edmonds has lived in the same house in an African-American neighborhood of the...

Black and Latino Renters Face Eviction, Exclusion Amid Police Crackdowns in California

Black and Latino Renters Face Eviction, Exclusion Amid Police Crackdowns in California

Articles | January 27 2021

https://www.latimes.com/homeless-housing/story/2020-11-19/california-housing-policies-hurt-black-latino-renters By Liam Dillon, Ben Poston, Julia Barajas Three years after his release from prison following a cocaine dealing conviction,...

Black Babies In Kansas Are Twice As Likely As White Kids To Die Before Their First Birthday

Black Babies In Kansas Are Twice As Likely As White Kids To Die Before Their First Birthday

Articles | January 26 2021

Black Babies In Kansas Are Twice As Likely As White Kids To Die Before Their First Birthday KCUR | By Nomin Ujiyediin Medical experts say social inequality and racism in medicine can be deadly for Black infants, mothers and...

Collaboartives Health Equity (CHE) Cook Count Event

Collaboartives Health Equity (CHE) Cook Count Event

Announcements, Events | January 25 2021

Join our Collaboratives for Health Equity (CHE) Cook County team, on January 28th, as they speak on what is needed in order to change the maldistribution of money, power, and resources that produces the gross injustices and inequities we see in our...