Community clinics are an indispensable component of the health care infrastructure in the United States. They are widely regarded as a cost-effective way to provide basic care, saving the health care system billions of dollars every year. Clinics serve over 20 million people in America, and one out of three people in poverty rely onContinue reading “Community Health Care Clinics Under Attack”
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Make the Road New York Wins Law to Help Tenants Breathe Easier
On January 5 Make the Road New York, an Alliance for a Just Society affiliate, won passage of comprehensive New York City legislation that will crack down on dangerous housing conditions that endanger the health and well-being of families.
Native Health Underfunded and Promises Unfulfilled: The Importance of Investing in the Indian Health Service
“If the Indian Health Service was fully funded, we would be able to implement some of the programs we can’t currently offer. And I believe there would be a direct correlation between increased funding and improved health status for Native people.” –Dr. Donna Polk-Primm, CEO, Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
Is Health Care Reform Just For White People?
Northwest Federation of Community Organizations Campaigns for Racial Justice in Health Although the face of the health care debate was mostly a white one, community organizations and progressive groups across the country, including the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations and the Health Rights Organizing Project, prioritized health equity in their demands for comprehensive health careContinue reading “Is Health Care Reform Just For White People?”