CARIE and Community Legal Services (CLS) have been advocating for critical COVID-19 related policy change in Pennsylvania’s Long Term Care (LTC) facilities and organized “PA Advocates for Improved COVID-19 Response in LTC Facilities” to coordinate efforts among leading advocacy groups in Pennsylvania. (Read more about our task force’s work.) Our group has released a report, Separate and Unconscionable: A Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pennsylvania’s Nursing Homes with Recommendations for Immediate Action analyzing research that demonstrates inequities in care before and during the COVID-19 pandemic along with a possible pathway forward to facilitate needed change.

More information may be found here, including an Executive Summary and Summary Table of Recommendations.