Health Equity Connection is a monthly newsletter designed to keep advocates connected to the most pressing issues affecting minority health. Sections include the latest resources in minority health, the impact of health policy issues on communities of color, and highlights from activists in the field who are addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. To subscribe to our e-mail list so you can receive Health Equity Connection, click here. To view past issues, click on the links below:
- May 2013
May's newsletter discusses the Senate markup of the immigration bill, Families USA's newest resources on Navigators and In-Person Assisters, Dual Eligibles, and Tobacco Rating, and the results of the #4OurHealth Twitter storm.
- April 2013
April's newsletter discusses the White House budget and its affect on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, Families USA's newest report on the tax credit subsidies, and a new twitter campaign to advance health equity.
- March 2013
March's newsletter gives an update on the newly released House Republican and Senate Democrat budgets, new resources on providing language access when implementing state marketplace exchanges, and a new campaign celebrating the third birthday of the health care law, #ACAturns3.
- February 2013
February's newsletter discusses the recent surge in GOP Governors approving the Medicaid expansion, new resources on building consumer-friendly exchanges and holding health homes accountable, and a wrap up of Health Action 2013.
- January 2013
January's newsletter features Families USA's annual conference: Health Action 2013, discusses the Medicaid expansion and upcoming buget battles, and features new resources on how the recent budget deal will affect communities of color.
- December 2012
December's newsletter features Families USA's annual conference: Health Action 2013, discusses the fiscal cliff negotiations, and features new resources on the harm of cutting Medicaid.
- October 2012
October's newsletter celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month, discusses the upcoming November 16 deadline to submit your state's exhange bluerpint, and features new resources on the harm of cutting Medicaid.
- September 2012
September’s newsletter celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, discusses new health insurance data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, and features resources on responding to LGBT health disparities.
- August 2012
August's newsletter celebrates new preventive benefits for women, discusses the GOP vice presidential selection, and features new guidance from HHS about state-based and partnership exchanges.
- July 2012
July's newsletter discusses the Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act and features resources on the fiscal and human effects of the Medicaid Expansion.
- June 2012
June's newsletter celebrates LGBT Pride Month and features policy updates on the pending Supreme Court decision and the President's plan to reduce asthma disparities.
- May 2012
May's newsletter celebrates Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month and features policy updates on the federally facilitated exchange guidance and the state exchange blueprint, both released by HHS.
- April 2012
April's newsletter celebrates National Minority Health Month, featuring policy updates on the Supreme Court arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and the House Budget plan.
- March 2012
March's newsletter wishes the Affordable Care Act a happy birthday and features policy updates on the final exchange regulations released by HHS, the Blunt amendment, and how health reform is helping Americans of all backgrounds thanks to bans on lifetime limits.
- February 2012
February's newsletter features SEIU Healthcare Minnesota in the Activities in the Field section as well as policy updates on the new HHS rule on Summary of Benefits and Coverage, the President's budget, and the contraception controversy on the Hill.
- December 2011
December's newsletter features Health Justice CT in the Activities in the Field section as well as policy updates on the super committee's failure, new steps to promote health IT, and new exchange and health center grants.
- November 2011
November's newsletter features the Korean Resource Center's Health Access Project in the Activities in the Field section as well as policy updates on the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act, the super committee, and the CLASS Act.
- October 2011
October's newsletter features the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Center in the Activities in the Field section as well as policy updates on the super committee, the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011, and the Community Transformation Grants awarded by HHS.
- September 2011
September's newsletter features the Cuyahoga County PLACEMATTERS Team in the Activities in the Field section as well as policy updates on the debt ceiling compromise, the super committee, and the free preventive care recommendations accepted by HHS.
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