Blog


April 29, 2021
If we truly want to make meaningful improvements to social service programs and systems, we must understand the experience of those using them. And that starts with equitably valuing their insights.
April 20, 2021
Our healthcare system is failing because for-profit companies do not have the incentive to collaborate and build a better system together. To build equitable solutions for our communities, we need to intentionally center our work on racial equity, not profits.
March 24, 2021
This recent onslaught of anti-Asian violence is firmly rooted in our country’s long history of systemic and cultural racism against people of Asian descent. And we are not doing enough to give all the families of this country the chance to live out their lives in security and happiness.
March 22, 2021
Eleven years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. While we join our peers in applauding the tenth anniversary of this bedrock legislation, we know there’s still unfinished business to attend to: interoperability.
March 8, 2021
Government is essential to fostering equity and making improvements in people's lives. But it plays a key role in maintaining racial inequity. This is the paradox we must confront and overcome if we truly want to build a fair safety net system.
February 15, 2021
Let’s think about what “normal” means. “Normal” is what we’ve come to accept as the status quo. As a society, we have normalized poverty, inequality, and disparity. Is this what we want to return to?
January 14, 2021
In his eloquent words and in the forceful, compassionate life he lived, Martin Luther King gave our nation an inspired and inspiring vision. On MLK Day, we would all do well to learn from his powerful example of a life driven by purpose.
January 12, 2021
How the USDA & HHS can immediately allow their systems to provide critical government assistance, work efficiently and effectively, and eliminate barriers to getting help to those who need it.
January 7, 2021
The events of January 6, 2021 demonstrated that while, yes, there is real danger, there is also real opportunity.
January 4, 2021
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to drive changes that are important to realize equity—the promise of our work for the communities we serve. Here’s a snapshot of some of this work.