Medicaid Work Requirements Increase Coverage Gaps

The following excerpt comes from the February 28, 2019, article by Sara R. Collins from The Commonwealth Fund. In January, Arkansas announced it had disenrolled more than 18,000 adults from Medicaid who had not submitted the required paperwork to prove they were working, a new requirement for continuing to receive coverage. The Trump administration has … Continue reading Medicaid Work Requirements Increase Coverage Gaps

How ‘Upskilling’ Can Maximize Home Care Workers’ Contributions And Improve Serious Illness Care

The following excerpt comes from the March 4, 2019, article by Angelina Drake on the Health Affairs Blog. The work of caring for Americans who wish to continue living in their homes as they age and manage illnesses has become increasingly complex. Populations receiving long-term supports and services are growing at unprecedented rates, living longer, … Continue reading How ‘Upskilling’ Can Maximize Home Care Workers’ Contributions And Improve Serious Illness Care

Meet Chantel Bonner

Chantel Bonner joined the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC)  Research Core as a Research Assistant I in March 2019. She will support different research Initiatives within CHC including the All of Us Research Program and the new DNA Integrity study.  Chantel took some time to share a little about herself with us. About MeA Gulf … Continue reading Meet Chantel Bonner

Consequences of Routine Work Schedule Instability for Worker Health and Wellbeing

The following excerpt is from the research brief by Daniel Schneider, Kristen Harkett, and Megan Collins. The American labor market is increasingly unequal, with ever greater returns at the top of the market and growing insecurity for workers at the bottom. Much has been written about the economic face of rising precarity for low-wage workers, … Continue reading Consequences of Routine Work Schedule Instability for Worker Health and Wellbeing

Check Out the 2019 County Health Rankings

In March, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released the 2019 County Health Rankings “providing a snapshot of the health of every county in the nation.” The  key findings report provided the following summary: Across the U.S., more than 1 in 10 households (11%) spend more than … Continue reading Check Out the 2019 County Health Rankings

Partnering Community Engagement with Genomic Research: Views from Community Engagement

In September 2018, the Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) joined Dr. Robert Sobol, Point Clear Charities Professor of Oncologic Sciences and leader of the Molecular & Metabolic Oncology Program at USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute, on the project “Measuring genomic DNA damage and DNA repair capacity in longitudinal population samples – a step towards precision … Continue reading Partnering Community Engagement with Genomic Research: Views from Community Engagement

Pipeline Program Gearing Up for Summer

Fifteen students will continue their journey of preparing for college and STEM careers this summer through the Center for Healthy Communities STARS and STRIPES program. During the opening orientation on June 3rd, the students will meet the teachers they will work with over the six-week program and learn more about the course work including: Library … Continue reading Pipeline Program Gearing Up for Summer