As the Trump administration gears up to blame rising coronavirus cases on the protests for racial justice, Americans must recognize that patronizing newly reopened indoor businesses, such as bars and casinos, carries greater risk with less urgency and purpose.
The 21st anniversary of the Olmstead v. L.C. Supreme Court decision, which is occurring in the midst of a pandemic, is the perfect time to discuss the importance of home and community-based care.
The COVID-19 pandemic could cause many child care providers to remain closed permanently, especially in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.
The disproportionate devastation COVID-19 is having in Native American communities lays bare the U.S. government’s systemic failure to meet its trust and treaty obligations.
Accurate data are key to understanding the prevalence of COVID-19 in immigration detention facilities, but ICE’s data muddles the full picture.
Policies for the COVID-19 reopening must simultaneously protect workers from economic insecurity and from the virus itself.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal stark inequities in the social, economic, and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alleviating stark disparities in health coverage, chronic health conditions, mental health, and mortality across racial and ethnic groups in the United States will require deliberate and long-term efforts.
Unlike many other countries around the world, the United States has not yet taken the steps necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic and allow the economy to safely reopen.
Workers of color are more likely to have serious underlying medical conditions that make them vulnerable to COVID-19.
No state currently meets evidence-based thresholds for both incidence and testing.
The Trump Administration’s Deregulation of Nursing Homes Leaves Seniors and Disabled at Higher Risk for COVID-19
By rescinding regulations in the nursing home industry, the Trump administration has caused the coronavirus pandemic to grow in dangerous and unexpected ways.
Home visiting programs need additional funding and flexibility now to continue serving families remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Structural racism makes public health crises such as COVID-19 more dangerous by increasing exposure, exacerbating preexisting conditions, and preventing vulnerable people from obtaining the care they need.
As the COVID-19 outbreak—and its effects on the economy—continues to spread across the United States, it is vital for lawmakers to take immediate steps to strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in order to protect those who are most vulnerable.