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Spread the word about our 2020 blueprint for change!

Alabama's 2020 legislative session starts Feb. 4, 2020, and Alabama Arise is excited to keep working to make life better for people across our state. We think Medicaid expansion, untaxing groceries and our other priority issues offer a blueprint for real change in Alabama. You can help spread the word and build support for these [...]
Date
December 18, 2019
Author
Presdelane Harris
Blog

To whom much is given, much is expected

Guest post by Judy Taylor. My name is Judy Taylor. I’m proud to serve on Alabama Arise’s board of directors and to count myself as an Arise member and supporter. And I urge you to join me in supporting Arise’s work to help struggling Alabamians through better public policies. Grant funding will match up to [...]
Date
December 17, 2019
Author
Alabama Arise
In the News

Alabama infant mortality rate hits record low

"We celebrate the improvements in Alabama's rate, but there are some disturbing trends," Arise's Jim Carnes tells the Associated Press, including persistent racial disparities and a high number of births without prenatal care. "That is something we could impact in a huge way with Medicaid expansion." Read more from the Associated Press.
Date
December 12, 2019
Source
Associated Press
Blog

I feel welcome in Arise — and you will, too

Guest post by Ana Delia Valeriano. My name is Ana Delia Valeriano. I’m proud to serve on Alabama Arise’s board of directors and to count myself as an Arise member and supporter. I’m writing today to thank you for your support, and to let you know that you can double your impact when you give [...]
Date
December 12, 2019
Author
Alabama Arise
Fact Sheet

How to get involved in Alabama’s legislative process

Most people recognize the vital role that voting plays in a democracy – even if they don’t vote. But fewer understand the citizen’s role in lawmaking. Using your power as a constituent to influence legislators is called lobbying. Alabama Arise promotes its interest – the well-being of Alabamians with low and moderate incomes – not [...]
Issue
Other
Date
December 12, 2019
Author
Jim Carnes
Blog

Why Arise’s work is personal to me

Guest post by Kenneth Tyrone King. My name is Kenneth Tyrone King. I’m proud to serve on Alabama Arise’s board of directors and to count myself as an Arise member and supporter. I’m writing today to thank you for your support, and to let you know that you can double your impact when you give [...]
Date
December 5, 2019
Author
Alabama Arise
Newsletter

December 2019 newsletter

Why Medicaid expansion is a must for prison reform By Jim Carnes, policy director Against a backdrop of human tragedy, Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy is working toward a January deadline for its recommendations to the Legislature. The U.S. Department of Justice in April issued a sobering overview of the Alabama [...]
Date
December 2, 2019
Author
Alabama Arise
Blog

Alabama Medicaid long-term care reforms already exceeding goals

Alabamians who need long-term care services should be able to get them at home or in their communities whenever possible. And Alabama Medicaid’s new reform initiative, the Integrated Care Network (ICN), is making progress toward that goal. The ICN has completed a successful first year of operation with strong help from consumer voices at the [...]
Issue
Health
Date
November 29, 2019
Author
Jim Carnes
Blog

How Alabama Arise is lifting up community voices in Alabama Medicaid

Alabama Medicaid is at a moment of transformation, opening up opportunities for a new focus on improving health outcomes. And Alabama Arise is working hard to ensure community needs and voices stay at the forefront. Medicaid primary care is moving from a statewide fee-for-service model to a system of seven Alabama Coordinated Health Networks (ACHNs). [...]
Issues
Health, Safety Net
Date
November 27, 2019
Author
Presdelane Harris
Fact Sheet

Why Medicaid expansion is a must for prison reform in Alabama

Against a backdrop of human tragedy, Gov. Kay Ivey’s Study Group on Criminal Justice Policy is working toward a January deadline for its recommendations to the Legislature. The U.S. Department of Justice in April issued a sobering overview of the Alabama corrections system’s numerous shortcomings. And the Montgomery Advertiser shed further light on the situation [...]
Issues
Criminal Justice, Health
Date
November 26, 2019
Author
Jim Carnes