Posts for Health System Transformation

Transparency in Health Care: Clearly Not a Cure-All for What Ails the Health Care System

Last Friday, Community Catalyst submitted comments in response to a request for information from a group of Senators looking to improve transparency in health care. After a year of defending the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid from attacks that would...

A Look Back and Ahead at Innovative Health Care Programs in Minnesota

Throughout 2017, TakeAction Minnesota members organized to defend Medicaid by collecting and sharing stories, mobilizing Minnesotans to vociferously oppose bills that would harm Medicaid, and by training individuals on the threats to the state’s Medicaid innovations like Integrated Health Partnerships...

Director's Corner: What’s Next for Health System Improvement - Four New Initiatives to Watch

Director, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation It’s been a busy few months for health care advocacy, given the numerous health care-related provisions in the budget deal to keep the government open and the release of the president’s proposed...

Medicaid Work Requirements Will Have Devastating Impacts for People with Complex Health Needs

For people with disabilities or complex medical conditions, accessing health care services is an absolutely necessary and often times incredibly stressful endeavor. Just getting the care needed to live a healthy and productive life can involve managing multiple appointments with...

Director's Corner: What I’m Learning as I’m Teaching

Over the past ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach in a health policy course for medical students. And over the course of that decade, I’ve enjoyed working with dozens of future doctors as they study the rapid changes...

Tapadh Leat!* For Global Lessons on Consumer and Community Engagement

Now that winter is fully upon us (see, e.g., last week’s “bomb cyclone” along the East Coast of the U.S.), I find myself reflecting back on my past few months of work at the Center. Without a doubt, one of...

Director's Corner: On Giving Care and Giving Thanks

In my clinical work, I get to meet and work with an incredibly devoted set of family caregivers. These are parents caring for their special needs child, often while also caring for an aging parent. Or a spouse, sibling or...

Director's Corner: Our Year in Numbers

As we approach the end of 2017, I am filled with gratitude for our colleagues, our fellow advocates, our partners and our champions. 2017 has not been an easy year, but you inspired, challenged and accompanied us in our shared...

“Don’t Just Make Them Hear You, Make Them Listen!”

On Oct. 12, I was honored to join advocates and consumers from Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan for a day in Washington, D.C. focused on person-centered care for Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.   Our day was centered around the Alliance for Health...
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