Governor Brown released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 earlier this week. Despite the governor’s recognition of growing levels of poverty across California, his
Washington, DC—(July 19, 2017) 85-year-old Ortencia boils soup bones with vegetables she gets from the food bank to stretch her weekly food allotment and stay
Maggie, a low-income older adult living in Los Angeles, had been experiencing a lot of tooth pain for the last couple of years. She had
Maddie suffers from Crohn’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract leading to significant weight loss, fatigue, and pain. Recently, Maddie’s
On Tuesday, November 15, we hosted a forum focused on how advocates and policy makers can work together to address the health and economic security
“It is imperative we separate the insidiousness of economic inequality from the value and purposefulness of those living in poverty.” Paul Downey, Chair California Commission
Last month, CMS announced a first-ever plan to address health equity in Medicare. One of the major priorities is to improve communication and language access for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). This is important because of the sheer numbers of people it affects and because language barriers are a major cause of low-income older adults being unable to access the health care they need. Here are ten things you should know about language access advocacy for older adults.