Public transportation agencies in the United States are exploring new Mobility as a Services (MaaS) models to supplement traditional services, yet transportation disparities persist in Black communities and disproportionately impact access. This publication highlights the effects of historical red lining practices and offers policy recommendations to keep Black communities in mind.
The United States’ long-standing practices of racism have resulted in health inequities that disproportionately affect the Black community. This policy brief sheds light on the critical intersection between environmental justice and Black health, examining environmental hazards, health disparities, and potential solutions.
This fact sheet examines the role of the Executive Branch, Congress, and the community in implementing preventive measures toward economic security.
This policy brief examines the Biden-Harris Administration’s substantial financial commitment toward the maternal health crisis, provides an overview of the extensive repercussions of the maternal health crisis, and offers a detailed analysis of the strategies proposed.
Implicit bias has prevented Black Americans from benefiting from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS or CMMI)’s objective to enhance care quality. This op-ed outlines the current CMS system and provides recommendations to address racial bias in healthcare.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the effects of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act on Black working mothers and offers actionable recommendations for improving their health outcomes.
This policy brief explores the relationship between mistrust and misinformation, then examines the central role of social media in spreading misinformation. It concludes with policy recommendations for establishing trust in public health communications.
This policy brief discusses how the unwinding of Medicaid’s COVID-19 continuous enrollment provision detrimentally impacts Medicaid enrollees, providers of managed care plans, and the states that operate these programs, disproportionately affecting the Black communities.
This policy brief explores trends linked to Black youth’s behavioral and mental health, current efforts to expand behavioral and mental health services, and ways to continue expanding services.
The Power of Rest: Examining the Racial Disparities of Sleep & its Connections to Black Health Outcomes
Sleep plays a critical role in helping our bodies recover from the day and prepare for the next. This publication explores the systemic barriers impacting Black sleep health and how policymakers can help.