Courage, Tenacity, Passion.

These are the hallmarks of effective advocates willing to press and keep pressing for needed change, and these are all attributes of Germán Parodi, the winner of the 2019 Speak Up for Better Health award.

Executive Order on Medicare Advantage Plans: Few Details but Important to Monitor

In October, ahead of the Medicare open enrollment period, President Trump issued an executive order that would make Medicare increasingly privatized by favoring private Medicare Advantage plans over the traditional Medicare program.

Kaiser Family Foundation’s Medicaid Survey Highlights the Importance of Consumer Engagement

The Medicaid program is leading the way in many innovations in health care payment and delivery. Many of the dedicated advocates we work with are working to improve their state Medicaid programs, which is why I was excited to attend...

Director's Corner: Building Consumer Leadership, Here, There and Everywhere

This month, I’m thrilled to share several updates from our work to support the leadership of people with complex needs in improving health programs and policies.

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.
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