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.

This week, we’re excited to be welcoming Emily Stewart as the new executive director of Community Catalyst. Emily has led effective health policy and advocacy strategies, including ones related to health care delivery reform. We’re thrilled to have her leading Community Catalyst forward!

In the communications sphere, yesterday Community Catalyst debuted its new weekly health advocacy and policy digest, At the Corner of State and Federal! Please check it out and sign up if you didn’t receive it. (Past subscribers to the now-discontinued daily news clips roundup, OnMessage, were automatically subscribed to the new weekly email.)

At the Center this month, Research Director Marc Cohen is quoted in The Boston Globe about the importance of long-term care for older adults.

And I’m looking forward to an upcoming webinar hosted by SIREN, the Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network, that will explore how state Medicaid programs are working to better address patients’ social needs.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for additional content, including a video about how consumers in Tennessee, with support from our state partner organizations, are working to improve care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Happy fall!