Penalizing immigrants for obtaining Medicaid coverage puts child and family well-being at risk

Significant evidence documents the spillover benefits of parental Medicaid coverage on children’s health and well-being.

Proposed public charge rule could erode health insurance coverage gains among citizen children with noncitizen parents

Parents’ concerns about immigration-related consequences may cause them to drop coverage for which they or their children are eligible.

Renters are more likely than homeowners to struggle with paying for basic needs

Urban Institute research suggests families are jeopardizing their health and well-being to prioritize housing payments.

Three ways states can boost the impact of new federal opioid legislation on Medicaid’s health homes program

Federal opioid legislation was passed earlier this month and is awaiting the president’s signature.

Acknowledging trauma, improving communities

Researchers seeking to improve communities should engage with local residents in trauma-informed ways.

How Tulsa, Oklahoma, is making mental health a priority

Leaders are seeking to change the picture of mental health in Tulsa, which ranks 15th in the nation in suicides.

Changes to Title X funding could affect access to health care for millions of women

A January 2018 survey provides a picture of women’s experiences with family planning safety net clinics like Planned Parenthood.

Why are some Americans more likely to fall off the “cliff of good health?”

Structural forces in our society push some groups of people into poorer, sicker, and shorter lives.

To face an epidemic of preventable chronic illness, we need more than doctors

Urban's inaugural Janice Nittoli Practitioner Fellow Manmeet Kaur started City Health Works to address an urgent lack of chronic disease care management.

Together, Medicaid and CHIP cover more than 4 in 10 young children in most metropolitan areas

Congress has agreed to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, a critical source of coverage for young children.