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How Would You Spend $400 Billion?

A Note from C-TAC Executive Director Jon Broyles The Moonshot goal, to ensure a high quality of life for 12 million people with serious illness by 2030, was conceived as a way to think and collaborate creatively to advance community models. All around us, we are seeing once-in-a-generation windows open for long-term reform, from the…

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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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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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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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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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