In Reach by AmeriHealth Caritas

Volume 3

Pandemic Inequity

COVID-19 and the deep racial gaps in health care

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AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul Tufano

Health Care Leadership

Lessons From the Pandemic

The pandemic has put a spotlight on health disparities that have hurt low-income populations for decades.

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Technology and Innovation

Health Care Tech for Low-Income Patients

As the technology gap shrinks, focus shifts to the needs of underserved populations.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Searching for Equal Care

For the transgender community, the pandemic has reinforced barriers — and redoubled cries for greater equality.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Closing the Hispanic Health Care Gap

When it comes to accessing health care, Hispanic Americans face a unique set of challenges.

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Technology and Innovation

Connecting Seniors to Telehealth

As many health care visits shift to calls, seniors need greater access to tech tools — and some help using them.

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Care Facilities and Services

Long-View Solutions

Lessons from COVID-19 could reshape the future of long-term services and supports.

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Public Health

Closure & Crisis

Rural communities were already struggling to find access to health care — and the pandemic created a crucible moment.

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ACA Closes Health Care Gap for Asian Americans

Medicaid expansion states provide a strong boost in providing access to care.

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Behavioral Health

Healing Power

Teaching young people to cope with trauma can pave the way for workplace success.

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Social Determinants of Health

Confronting Reality

Community partnerships can help bridge gaps and change behaviors.

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Health Care Leadership

Narrowing the Gap

Paul and Christine Tufano’s $1 million donation to Villanova is designed to help spark solutions for poverty and inequality initiatives.

Volume 2

Unequal Burden

Vulnerable Americans and the true cost of social distancing

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AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul Tufano

Health Care Leadership

A Call for Equity

COVID-19 and its safety measures produce disparate hardship for those with the fewest resources.

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Technology and Innovation

Can Telehealth Bridge the Distance in Rural America?

A shortage of medical facilities makes it difficult for many rural Americans to access quality health care. Telemedicine could fill the void.

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Public Health

Ending the HIV Epidemic

A federal plan aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% before 2030. Meeting that bold goal will depend on addressing social determinants of health.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Health Care in Context

To best serve patients, health care providers must be culturally responsive — and that requires system change.

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Public Health

Disparities in Childhood Obesity

The COVID-19 pandemic poses further challenges to obesity in the U.S.

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Pathway Out of Poverty

There’s long been a link between poor financial and physical health. The latest research shows health coverage can help break that vicious cycle, says Sarah Miller, PhD, a professor of business economics and public policy at the University of Michigan.

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Provider Relations

The Promise of Value-Based Care

Early results are in: Pivoting away from a fee-for-service system can help control costs and boost health outcomes. But many providers feel overburdened.

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Technology and Innovation

Precision Potential

An emerging approach to health care may one day transform medicine. What will it take to truly personalize health care?

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Behavioral Health

PTSD and Poverty

Low-income people are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Why aren’t effective treatments reaching them?

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Community Relations

A Roof Over Your Head

Housing is a key social determinant of health. Today, organizations in the health care sector are acting on that knowledge.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Inequities at Birth

Infant and maternal mortality rates are alarmingly high among Black and Native American women. Improving outcomes will mean addressing both risk factors and racial biases.