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Advancing Racial Equity in U.S. Health Care: The Commonwealth Fund 2024 State Health Disparities Report
For nearly two decades, the Commonwealth Fund has tracked health and health care in each state, seeking both to understand how the policy choices we make affect people’s health outcomes and to motiv...
Building Enduring Solutions for Health Equity: Learnings from the H2HC Fall 2023 Summit
The H2HC Fall 2023 Summit, keynoted by U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, convened 75+ thought leaders to explore innovative strategies and initiatives to advance food, nutrit...
The Evolution and Scope of Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstrations to Address Nutrition
Poor nutrition and food insecurity are drivers of poor health, diet-related diseases, and health disparities in the US. State Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration waivers offer opportunities to pilot f...
WHO Operational Framework for Monitoring Social Determinants of Health Equity
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released an operational framework for monitoring social determinants of health equity and actions addressing them. This critical new guidance aims to support co...
Achieving a Racially and Ethnically Equitable Health Care Delivery System in Massachusetts: A Vision, Toolkit, and Proposed Action Plan
From Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: This report proposes a statewide Health Equity Action Plan that offers an organizing structure, process, and set of practical steps for collectively achie...
Survey on Racism, Discrimination and Health: Experiences and Impacts Across Racial and Ethnic Groups
Overview There have been increased attention and calls to address racism in the U.S. in recent years, particularly in the wake of the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth in recogniti...
Focus on the Social Drivers of Health: National Context and State-Based Models of Innovation
On July 13, 2023, the Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) hosted a discussion at Mass General Brigham headquarters on the national landscape and select state-based challenges and successes of addre...
The U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health
On November 16, 2023, the White House released the first-ever U.S. Playbook to Address Social Determinants of Health, a policy guide aimed at integrating social services, public health, and the health...
HHS: Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience (ELTRR)
The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is excited to announce the release of the Federal Plan for Equitable Long-Term Recovery and Resilience (ELTRR), which lays out a whole-of-...
Bipartisan Policy Center: Healthy Eating Rx - Improving Nutrition Through Health Care
Most Americans have poor diets, which contribute to preventable illnesses and many of the leading causes of death—such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, COVID-19, and Type 2 diabetes. Poor diet and...