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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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Elder Angela Overton on Faith, Health Equity and COVID-19

“If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, that means whatever we do in love must produce justice.” As part of the Frontline Conversations series, C-TAC is virtually sitting down with faith leaders, health care providers, and others on the front lines of serious illness care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition, Elder…

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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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