What Standing Rock Teaches Us About Environmental Racism And Justice

Water sources should be defended vigorously against unjust local and global threats as a matter of environmental health policy. With regard to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, time is of the essence.

April 17, 2017

Balancing The Use Of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Across All Types Of Health Care Innovations

While CEAs of pharmaceutical interventions are vital, the disproportionate application of CEA to certain types of interventions can lead to less efficient use of health care dollars overall.

April 14, 2017

Transgender Health Equity: Patients Say Providers Lack Expertise And Understanding Of Transgender Health Needs

Five years ago Massachusetts mandated that insurers provide coverage for medical services related to the health of transgender people, but it's not clear how well the mandate worked. Were insurers covering the right services? What barriers were being encountered?

March 29, 2017

The Social Costs Of Repealing The ACA

Much of the debate surrounding ACA will likely continue to center on costs and access to insurance. But there is also a less visible and ultimately consequential social cost of uninsurance for Americans.

March 7, 2017

Withdrawal Of Guidance On Bathroom Access Raises Questions For Gender Identity Protections Under ACA

The Trump administration has withdrawn the Obama administration’s guidance mandating access to school bathrooms and locker rooms based on gender identity. This calls into question the new administration’s position on Obama-era ACA section 1557 rules prohibiting gender identity discrimination.

February 23, 2017

Solving The Rural Health Care Access Crisis With The Freestanding Emergency Center Care Model

A 2016 study identified over 650 rural hospitals vulnerable to closure in 42 states with 38 percent of 1,332 Critical Access Hospitals operating at a financial loss. Freestanding Emergency Centers present a practical solution to this crisis.

February 21, 2017

Tucked Away In The Cures Act, A Better Option For Addressing Readmission Penalties For Safety-Net Providers

The Cures Act---in contrast to prior proposals, which argued for changes to the readmission measures---directly mitigates the impact of penalties on safety-net hospitals.

February 7, 2017

How to Build Sustainable Community Health Programs in the United States

Despite evidence of their efficacy, the proliferation of community health worker programs in the U.S. over the last decade has failed to achieve sustainability. A recently assembled task force developed a framework to address this.

December 20, 2016

Telehealth Alone Will Not Increase Health Care Access For The Underserved

Telehealth requires integration into a well-functioning health care system that has the capacity to address all the additional patient needs that telehealth generates.

December 15, 2016

Improving Kids’ Access To Team Sports Through Fee Waivers

Participation in youth sports can help reduce obesity, improve self-confidence, and develop critical social skills. But participation doesn’t come cheap and not all children get to play.

November 30, 2016