What We're Doing
Increasing vaccination rates to end the pandemic
Vaccination is key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and avoiding preventable illness, death, and economic loss. We promote equitable vaccine policy and leveraging governmental and employers’ power to promote vaccination and pandemic recovery.
Strengthening public health infrastructure
The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed inequities and existing weaknesses in the United States’ public health infrastructure. We’re focused on improving health equity by investing in public health, addressing social and economic factors that affect health, and preparing for future health threats.
Improving access to affordable health coverage
We’re dedicated to bolstering affordable, high-quality health coverage options. By building on the Affordable Care Act, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, and innovating progressive solutions, we envision a world in which everyone can access care.
Lowering health care prices and consumer costs
Health care affordability is a top consumer concern, and prices for health care and prescription drugs are inaccessibly high for many. One of our key priorities is improving America’s health by lowering costs to ensure all people can afford to manage their health.
By the Numbers
Life expectancy fell by 1.9 years in the pandemic—8.5 times more than peer countries.
Woolf, “Effect of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020 on life expectancy across populations” (2021).
The U.S. spends 2 times more as peer countries on health, with 8% lower life expectancy.
CAP, “The Declining Health of Americans” (2021).
Closing the Medicaid coverage gap would save 7,000 lives per year.
CAP, “Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap Would Save 7,000 Lives Each Year” (2021).
COVID hospitalized Black and Hispanic people at a rate 2.8 times higher than white people.
CDC, “Risk for COVID-19 Infection, Hospitalization, and Death by Race/Ethnicity” (2021).
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Daniella sits down with renowned immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss how the United States has and can continue to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, both domestically and abroad.
‘Here We Are Again’: On Gun Violence, White Nationalism, and the Scapegoating of Mental Illness
In the wake of two mass shootings in a single weekend, Daniella sits down with CAP colleagues Chelsea Parsons, vice president for Gun Violence Prevention, and Rebecca Cokley, director of the Disability Justice Initiative, to try to make sense of it all.
Darrick Hamilton: The Blueprint for a Better Society
This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Darrick Hamilton, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, to discuss the U.S. economy, inequality, and reparations.
Turning the Page on Climate, With Robinson Meyer and Christy Goldfuss
This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Robinson Meyer, a climate reporter for The Atlantic, and Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at CAP, about renewed energy on climate change.
Crisis Management: An Immigration Update and Tackling Opioids with James Hamblin
In this week's episode, CAP immigration expert Phil Wolgin discusses the so-called crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border and James Hamblin joins us for his perspective on the opioid epidemic.
Sandy Still Speaks: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
This week, Daniella moderates a panel with Cannon Lambert, the Bland family attorney, and David Heilbroner, co-director of the documentary, “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland,” during a live screening of the film at the Center for American Progress.
April Ryan: ‘He Hates Me, But That’s Fine’
This week, Daniella and Ed speak with White House correspondent April Ryan about her role as a reporter under the Trump administration.
Finding The Courage To Lead
At CAP's 2018 Ideas Conference, Michele and Igor speak with Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood. Then, CAP Senior Fellow Jocelyn Frye discusses women's rights with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama.
Love, Loss, and the Fight for Acceptance
Igor chats with Sarah McBride, an author and transgender activist, about her experiences as a transgender woman, her relationship with her late husband, and the harmful policies of the Trump administration.
Why Harvey Weinstein and Powerful Men Sexually Abuse
This week, Michele and Igor chat with two guests about the social psychology and systemic structures that have allowed men in positions of power to commit sexual abuse.