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Approval of a Questionable Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

It is very rare for the agency to ignore an overwhelmingly negative advisory recommendation. By Michael Specter June 14, 2021 The New Yorker My father died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. Since April, my mother has lived in the memory-care unit of a nursing home in Connecticut. She is lucid at times, but more often she […]

Territories’ Looming Medicaid “Cliff” Highlights Need for Full, Permanent Funding

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

By Javier Balmaceda, Senior Policy Analyst on Puerto Rico CBPP U.S. territories face yet another sharp drop in federal Medicaid funding this September when a temporary federal funding boost is set to expire, and the stakes are even higher this time due to COVID-19’s health and economic crises. Without more federal funding, hundreds of thousands […]

Back to ‘normal’ isn’t good enough

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

With the anticipation of increasing distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, Americans are looking forward to a “return to normal.” We’ve all heard these words, intended to inspire hope. And they do, for some. But the reality is that “normal” is a privilege, one that is out of reach for millions of Americans who had been pushed […]

Mental Health Resources for Latino Community

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Sunshine Behavioral Health recently created a resource on mental health in the Hispanic-Latino Community (rarely discussed & with statistics). Here are some Highlights: The Hispanic/Latino Community – A Changing Landscape Mental Health Trends Within the Hispanic/Latino Community Barriers to Mental Health Care facing the Hispanic Community Here is the link for these resources: Mental Health […]

Information about the Coronavirus Variant

Friday, January 8th, 2021

Since there is so much recent news about a new coronavirus strain that seems to be more contagious, which has led to a third shutdown in the United Kingdom, and was recently found in the United States, we want to send you some information about it.  At this time, scientists are just beginning to gather […]

Scholarships & Resources for Hispanic and Latinx Students

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Dear colleagues, We want to make you aware of this useful scholarships and resources guide created specifically for Hispanic and Latinx students. This online guide showcases 20 scholarship opportunities (including many in the healthcare field) that can make all the difference in affording college. It also provides a list of valuable academic and career resources […]


Friday, February 21st, 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY  For Immediate release Contact:         Luis Scaccabarrozzi                         908-764-6513 Lscaccabarrozzi@latinoaids.org                          Oscar Lopez                         646-246-7396 orlintexas@gmail.com    THE FIRST NATIONAL HISPANIC/LATINX HEALTH POLICY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Policy-focused summit on HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs and other health issues affecting the Hispanic/Latinx community  “OUR HEALTH — OUR FUTURE” The policy-focused National Hispanic/Latinx Health […]

Trump slashed Puerto Rico’s Medicaid money as part of budget deal

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

By Rachana Pradhan 12/17/2019 05:50 PM EST President Donald Trump intervened to cut the federal government’s Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico as part of a larger government spending deal, according to four sources with knowledge of the discussions. The budget deal unveiled by lawmakers this week allocates up to $5.7 billion in Medicaid funds for the […]

On Medicare for All and other health plans, candidates should put up or shut up l Opinion

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH | @drewaharris Posted: November 11, 2019 – 11:58 AM The figure is mind-boggling: $20.5 trillion over 10 years. That’s how much presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says her plan will cost above what the federal government currently spends for health care. Cue the attacks. So here we go again. Another election in which the question of […]

This Is the Most Realistic Path to Medicare for All

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

October 15, 2019 This Is the Most Realistic Path to Medicare for All By J.B. Silvers Much to the dismay of single-payer advocates, our current health insurance system is likely to end with a whimper, not a bang. The average person simply prefers what we know versus the bureaucracy we fear. But for entirely practical […]

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