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Video: The importance of DEI work to address the social determinants

| Nov 5, 2021 | Oregon

Three experts came together at the 2021 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference to talk through diversity, equity, and inclusion investments and their impacts on the social determinants of health. The panel reviewed efforts underway to collect better data around the social determinants of health, create a more inclusive...[ Read More ]

Q&A: CEO Celia Cole discusses Feeding Texas’s efforts to combat food insecurity

| Nov 5, 2021 | Texas

Celia Cole is the CEO of Feeding Texas, a statewide network of food banks and non-profits aimed at combating food insecurity in Texas. Cole is an expert in food and nutrition policy, and serves on the Partnership for a Healthy Texas advisory committee, as well as the Texas Food Policy...[ Read More ]

Black women's health leader says it's time to make "culture" and "racism" social determinants of health

| Oct 4, 2021 | California

The 1.2 million Black women and girls in California carry an “inordinate burden” when it comes to health care, according to Sonya Young-Aadam, CEO of the California Black Women’s Health Project (CBWHP). “In our communities, Black women tend to be the administrative heads of our households, the health heads of...[ Read More ]

"It takes a village" — California FQHC provider on community integration in health care

| Sep 28, 2021 | California

Unlike many other community health centers in California, when pediatrician Dr. Anuradha Rao sees a new patient at her facility, she screens their entire family to identify which social determinants of health might be impacting the patient’s life. At Omni Family Health’s Pediatric Complex Care Clinic, a federally-qualified health center...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Value-based care, Community BH system, Health disparities

| Aug 26, 2021 | Washington

We are two weeks out from our 2021 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference. So, I wanted to feature a few of our upcoming sessions for you so that you could get a little more detail about who will be joining us, and some of the topics they will...[ Read More ]

Adequate housing out of reach for many in Washington

| Jul 16, 2021 | Washington

In order to rent a two bedroom home in Washington, without sacrificing more than 30% of annual income, one would need to earn $29.31 an hour or have an annual household income of $60,966 according to a recent report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). This can be...[ Read More ]