Providing Legal Services in Clinical Settings Can Help Promote Health Equity, According to New Research in Health Affairs

As health care organizations seek to address unmet social needs of their patients to improve health care quality, equity, and health outcomes, medical-legal partnership offers a practical intervention to address social and environmental circumstances of patients that have a remedy in civil law. More than 300 health care organizations nationwide have adopted medical-legal partnerships in a wide variety of settings, including general hospitals and health systems, children’s hospitals, health centers, veteran’s health clinics, tribal health organizations, and others.

Training Leaders to Ensure Equity in the Health Workforce

The 16 professionals from around the world who were selected as 2018 Leaders in Health Equity recently began their fellowships with a trip to Washington, DC.  During the two weeks they spent in the U.S. capital they began enhancing their abilities to advance health workforce equity. 

Predicting Impact of Medicaid Program Changes on Health Centers and Investigating Disparities in Cancer Screening

Community health centers have been providing crucial health care services to low-income Americans for more than 50 years.  Health centers now have more than 10,000 sites in rural and underserved communities in U.S. states and territories.  However, proposed changes to the federal Medicaid program may impact the centers’ ability to continue to serve close to 26 million people who turn to them for health care.

Video: Considering Health Equity from the Perspective of Occupational Health

David Michaels is keenly interested in the relationships between income, wealth, and equality with public health.  Until a year ago, Michaels served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.  Now a member of the Milken Institute School of Public Health faculty, Michaels discusses the importance of workplace safety and the current state of public health in a new video.