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The Health Policy Connection features the expertise of our colleagues both internal and external to Loma Linda University Health, sharing their views on various health policy-related topics relevant to the current times.

Please note that the views and opinions expressed in the following articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of Loma Linda University Health or the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

Medicare, Oral Health Policy, health equity

Medicare and Whole Person Oral Health

It’s time to change Medicare coverage to include medically necessary oral health care.

Affordable Housing, Community Benefits, Health Outcomes, Homelessness

Why are Hospitals Investing in Houses?

Healthcare providers do not have a safe place to discharge homeless patients, resulting in higher healthcare costs.

COVID-19 Vaccine, healthcare workers, vaccine acceptance, vaccine hesitancy

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Healthcare Workers

Why are some healthcare workers hesitant about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine? A recent study sheds some light.

Adolescent health, Child health, Homelessness

Homelessness and Children’s Health

Children are especially vulnerable to the negative physical and mental health effects of being homeless.