From Determined Parent to Community Organizer: Improving Care for People with Disabilities

Leisa Hammett, a parent of a young adult with a disability, recently shared her inspiring story with us. We had the opportunity to learn about Leisa’s journey from parent and caregiver, to an influential, effective advocate for families across Tennessee.

Back to the Future: Organizing the “Old-Fashioned” Way

There’s no doubt that new technologies have opened up new approaches and opportunities to engage in grassroots organizing, but there is another way in which technology can become a facile substitute for real organizing.

Director's Corner: Fall Energy and New Beginnings

At this season of new beginnings, we’re readying a fall lineup with insights, inspiration and information to help support a strong consumer and community voice in health care.

The Importance of Speaking Up

Reflections from Elena Hung, founder of Little Lobbyists and the inaugural winner of the Better Health Award.

In the Driver’s Seat: Improving and Protecting Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Despite the necessity and cost effectiveness of NEMT, non-emergency medical transportation, the benefit is under threat on multiple fronts.

Eldercare Voices: Changing the Way the Poverty Level is Calculated Will Harm Older Adults

In May, the White House Office for Management and Budget (OMB) published a request for comment on potential changes to how the federal government measures poverty, posing serious threats to older adults and aging services, if implemented.
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