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    Media and Messaging Tips You Need Know about the Affordable Care Act

    In light of the 24 hour news cycle and the rise of sound-bite journalism it’s not surprising that talking to the media can be a tricky prospect. As we approach the second enrollment period, learning how to talk to the press about the Affordable...

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    How 'HELEN' hopes to connect health equity leaders nationally

    Helen is no longer just a popular girl name derived from Greek roots that Homer made famous as the woman’s whose face launched a thousand ships. To health equity leaders around that country, HELEN now stands for Health Equity Leadership &...

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    Connecticut Gears up for the Second Enrollment Period

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut’s uninsured rate has dropped by more than 50% since 2012, but as the State gears up for the second round of healthcare enrollment, advocates worry that some resident will be left out. Important...

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    VA Needs to be Supported not Undercut

    In a report released to President Obama last Friday, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors found “a corrosive culture” and inadequate resources contributed to the Veteran Affairs health care scandal. The allegations that led to...

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    We Call Her Name: A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

    On May 19, 2014, I had the opportunity to listen to what was likely Dr. Maya Angelou’s final interview with journalist and social activist Asha Bandele as part of a national conference call sponsored by the National CARES Mentoring Movement and...

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Health Disparities Round-Up – October 17, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Kaiser Health News: Even With Insurance, Language Barriers Could Undermine Asian Americans’ Access To Care – “Efforts to enroll Asian Americans in the health law’s marketplace plans have generally … Read More

Media and Messaging Tips You Need Know about the Affordable Care Act

In light of the 24 hour news cycle and the rise of sound-bite journalism it’s not surprising that talking to the media can be a tricky prospect. As we approach the second enrollment period, learning how to talk to the press about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a skill … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – October 10, 2014

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. Fox News Latino: Americans living longer than ever; Latino death rates lower than for blacks or whites, CDC finds – “Americans are living longer than ever before, according to … Read More

How ‘HELEN’ hopes to connect health equity leaders nationally

Helen is no longer just a popular girl name derived from Greek roots that Homer made famous as the woman’s whose face launched a thousand ships. To health equity leaders around that country, HELEN now stands for Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network – a national online network to advance … Read More

Connecticut Gears up for the Second Enrollment Period

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut’s uninsured rate has dropped by more than 50% since 2012, but as the State gears up for the second round of healthcare enrollment, advocates worry that some resident will be left out. Important outreach programs such as the Navigator and In-Person Assisters Program … Read More