Healthcare Equity

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Dual Eligible Individuals With Behavioral Health Needs 

Our research highlights the unique characteristics and healthcare experience among dual eligible individuals with behavioral health needs. We examine demographic (race and ethnicity), health-related social needs, health status, access to care, relationship to providers and healthcare utilizations among those dual eligible individuals with behavioral health needs. This chartbook uses the national Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey for the analysis.
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Disparities in LTSS Needs and Supportive Resources at Age 55, and Outcome Disparities During the Next Decade

Our research highlights disparities and differences in the prevalence of long-term services and supports (LTSS) needs and related resources among U.S. adults aged 55 and living in the community. We examine private finances, insurance coverage, and social supports, as well as long-term health, LTSS and financial outcomes over the next decade. Disparities and differences occurred along racial and ethnic, gender, and geographic lines. This report analyzes data from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS).
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Opportunities to Improve Health Equity in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Through Medicare

Beneficiaries who are Black or Latino/a are more likely than white beneficiaries to report difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) and other conditions that can negatively impact their health. Understanding the experiences of individuals reporting difficulty with ADLs across race and ethnicity can help policymakers develop strategies to address inequities. This databook, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conveys research findings on the racial and ethnic disparities among this population across social determinants of health, natural community supports, and health care experiences.
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New Data Shows Racial and Ethnic Disparities for Medicare Beneficiaries Who Have Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

Community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries who are Black and/or Latino/a are more likely than white beneficiaries to report difficulty managing activities of daily living, according to a databook released by ATI Advisory (ATI) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Activities of daily living include dressing, bathing, walking across the room, transferring in and out of bed or chair, using the toilet, and eating.
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Disparities Among Medicare Beneficiaries Experiencing Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

Beneficiaries who are Black or Latino/a are more likely than white beneficiaries to report difficulty with activities of daily living (ADLs) and other conditions that can negatively impact their health. Understanding the experiences of individuals reporting difficulty with ADLs across race and ethnicity can help policymakers develop strategies to address inequities. This databook, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conveys research findings on the racial and ethnic disparities among this population across social determinants of health, natural community supports, and health care experiences.
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Guiding the GUIDE Model Toward Stronger Caregiver Supports

ATI Advisory in partnership with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) sought to explore the evidence and needs of dementia caregivers that might inform a Medicare model test related to dementia care. On July 31, 2023, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model that includes explicit support for caregivers and is set to launch in July 2024.
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