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New Analysis Examines Community Health Centers and COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation examined whether increasing distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to community health centers is mitigating racial disparities in vaccination. According to federal data, 91% of community health center patients are low-income and 63% are racial or ethnic minorities. In the new analysis, researchers report that just over half (54%)…

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C-TAC Member Spotlight: Avera eCARE Senior Care

The challenges in senior health care are many, from ever-changing regulations to attracting a qualified workforce to ensuring the satisfaction of residents and their families with quality care and service. Avera eCARE Senior Care is dedicated to providing virtual health care to meet these current challenges as well as those presenting in our new normal.…

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Addressing the Health Impact of Environment on the Most Vulnerable

By: Tierney Beauregard, Programs & Communications Intern, C-TAC We can’t ignore the impact of the environment on the health of the most vulnerable among us, especially as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Heart Association (AHA) has been investigating and revealing the strong ties between environment and human health for decades. In 2010,…

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Democratic, Republican Conventions Illuminate Health Policy Priorities

As the Democratic and Republican National Conventions (DNC) come to a close, both parties highlighted policy positions with major implications for the healthcare system. Joe Biden made COVID-19 a central campaign rallying point as he accepted the Democratic presidential nomination last Thursday night, pledging that as president he would distinguish himself from President Donald Trump’s…

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Why We Support the Summit: Grantmakers in Aging

Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) – a national membership organization of philanthropies – acts as a relevant and responsive network, resource, and champion, amplifying the voices of older people and issues of aging. Believing a society which is better for older adults is better for people of all ages, GIA seeks a just and inclusive world where older people…

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Improving Palliative and Hospice Care in Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19

Elderly man sitting in nursing home, wearing a mask.

By: Kacy Ninteau, Policy & Advocacy Intern, C-TAC As the COVID-19 cases climb across the country, nursing homes continue to be among the hardest hit communities. Over 40% of COVID-19 deaths nationwide have been residents and workers at these facilities. What puts nursing homes at greater risk for outbreaks are chronic staffing shortages, which have…

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C-TAC Releases ACP Policy Recommendations In Response to COVID-19

C-TAC has shared policy recommendations focused on removing barriers to advance care panning with Congressional leadership as they continue to craft new legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations aim to increase access to these critical conversations, which are more important than ever during the pandemic. The coronavirus can quickly result in serious…

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CMS Administrator Suggests Telehealth Changes Could Become Permanent

Over nine million Medicare beneficiaries have received a telehealth service during the COVID-19 public health emergency and CMS is open to continuing some beyond the pandemic, according to a new Health Affairs blog post written by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma. CMS has issued an array of waivers in response to…

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