With President-elect Barack Obama’s appointment of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to head the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the new White House Office of Health Reform, it is clear that national health reform efforts are moving forward.  Community Catalyst has created Getting Ready For National Health Care Reform: A Handbook for State Advocates, which shares lessons learned from the 1993-1994 health care reform effort and offers suggestions for maximizing your involvement in the 2009 debate.  We will continue to provide technical assistance and educational materials to state-based groups involved in health reform efforts and support state partners by helping them build and mobilize coalitions, understand health policy proposals, and create strategies to ensure that organized consumer advocates continue to impact health care reform. 


Read the handbook here.