health equity

The COVID-19 pandemic had stark and immediate effects on home and community-based services (HCBS) and the people who received these supports.
Food insecurity disproportionately hits Black and Hispanic older adults.
There are so many reasons to choose a nursing career. Nurses make a difference in individual lives and communities in ways that have consistently earned them the public’s trust.
Nurses have always been on the front lines, have always sacrificed to heal and to make others feel better. This year especially, it is a distinctive honor to be part of, and fighting for, the profession whose members are more than ever sacrificing so much during the pandemic of COVID-19.
Urban elderly
One in four older black and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries is food insecure.
Depressed older man
The good news is that appropriate treatment can help most older adults with depression. What’s more, Medicare has recently improved its coverage for people with mental disorders. It now covers a free annual depression screening, and beneficiaries no longer have to pay more for outpatient treatment…
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