Sharp downturn in nursing home COVID-19 cases, death after vaccinations started

February 25th 2021

A New York Times analysis of federal data shows that deaths declined by 65% between late December and early February.

Knowledge, Awareness of Medicare Advantage Plans Remain Low Despite High Enrollment

February 25th 2021

Recent GoHealth survey suggests many Medicare enrollees, especially older Americans, could be leaving valuable services and cost savings on the table.

National Civil Rights Groups Challenge Medicaid Work Requirements

February 25th 2021

National Lawyers’ Committee files joint amicus brief to oppose discriminatory employment policies encouraged by HHS.

Good news about the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines

February 25th 2021

Israeli study shows good results for just a single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech; Moderna has made a version to combat the South African variant; and J&J's single-dose vaccine seems headed for an EUA.

Addressing Racism and Implicit Bias in Medicine

February 24th 2021

Dark skin is significantly underrepresented in medical literature and curricula, comprising an average of just 4.5% of images in medical textbooks. In response, clinicians of all licensures and specialties are often insufficiently trained to recognize disease patterns in patients of color. To confront this issue, Project IMPACT was created to raise awareness and adoption of educational and clinical resources and solutions that strengthen clinicians’ ability to accurately diagnose disease in black and brown skin and improve health equity.