What good is a waiver program intended to help families access in-home care for medically fragile children if the program is full?
Parents of disabled children are increasingly connecting with each other to help navigate the complex medical, social, and support systems they must access to care for their kids.
California’s Enhanced Care Management program, offered through Medi-Cal, could help parents who are caring for children with complex physical, behavioral, and social needs.
We could do more to allow these children to stay at home, instead of being forced into institutionalized care.
“Helping fellow Native people became the most powerful medicine the service league dispensed for healing a generation of wounded spirits.”
Amid the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people who have health insurance actually rose, and has now hit record highs.
And not just for transgender people.
Access to electrical power during outages is an equity issue for low-income California residents, especially those with children who rely on medical devices.
Faced with a national shortage of nurses, children with disabilities or chronic illnesses in California are unable to access the home nurses to which they’re entitled by the state. Advocates say the problem is fixable.
Harm reduction was adopted by public institutions to help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. But it originated in self-advocacy by drug users, sex workers, and trans activists.
A law supposed to protect patients from hidden charges on medical bills is still riddled with loopholes. Only universal health care will fix it.
As the U.S. gets hit with multiple illnesses, public health messaging is critical. Here’s how to ensure it reaches the communities most impacted.
As trusted community figures, doulas are increasingly helping their clients stay safe during heat waves, hurricanes, and wildfires, all of which put pregnant people at higher risk.
Post-9/11 Islamophobia has triggered a mental health crisis among Muslims. Now, the shift toward seeking mental health care is happening at Islamic centers and mosques.
People misuse morality to demonize one another’s choices and actions, letting policymakers and corporations off the hook.
“I can finally manage my PCOS in a healthy and sustainable way thanks to an unlikely ally: TikTok.”
An increasing amount of research shows that good health practices and outcomes can spread throughout a community, even outweighing the influence of immediate family members.
Our profit-driven health care system pushes workers to the breaking point. What would it look like to take back our power?