Thinking Policy

Emerging evidence shows that COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on older Blacks and Hispanics.
Black and Latino adults are far more likely to experience serious illness and death from COVID-19.
Concerns about COVID-19 are highest among those with lower incomes.
Self-direction allows individuals to have greater choice over the services and supports they receive, including hiring and managing their own paid caregivers and purchasing items to live more independently at home.
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.
Here are some suggestions to help the grieving process move forward in spite of constraints brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Across the globe, many communities—both local and virtual—are innovating out of necessity to support older adults and immunocompromised people as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In the face of COVID-19, governors and state legislatures have removed restrictions on advanced practice registered nurses, giving consumers better access to primary care.
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Expanding Medicaid coverage in non-expansion states will provide access to needed health care and treatment for millions of adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Housing Blog
COVID-19 stands to exacerbate socioeconomic challenges we have long faced.
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Bus drivers are on the front lines delivering groceries and medicine to older adults.
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SNAP, formerly "food stamps," needs additional investments and flexibility to respond to the pandemic.
Recently passed legislation will allow food programs to ramp up home meal delivery.