Make a Difference

Local Campaigns

Community Catalyst is mobilizing diverse state-based advocacy organizations and networks in support of the Campaign’s national policy agenda.

Its work is concentrated in five key states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — as well as a few cities such as Atlanta and Kansas City.

In these five states, Community Catalyst is helping consumer groups build state-based campaigns to support public policies that advance high quality, comprehensive, coordinated care for vulnerable older adults and their families.

Each campaign is made up of state and local groups and individuals and represents people with multiple chronic conditions and their family caregivers, including organizations and networks that actively work in low-income communities and communities of color. These campaigns bring a powerful consumer voice to help shape the delivery of the health care at the local, state and national levels.

Maine

The Campaign for Better Care

The Maine campaign is organizing a strong consumer voice around the development of a state proposal to reform the health care payment system in order to lower costs and improve the quality of care.

The Maine campaign is led by Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC), the largest consumer coalition in the state. CAHC is working with members of the Maine Voices for Coverage Initiative, which includes organizations representing older adults, people with disabilities, labor and communities of faith.

Massachusetts

The Campaign for Better CareThe Massachusetts campaign is organizing a strong consumer voice around the development of a state proposal to reform the health care payment system in order to lower costs and improve the quality of care.

The Massachusetts campaign is led by Health Care for All (HCFA), the leading consumer health advocacy organization working to improve the health care system for all residents of Massachusetts. HCFA is working with diverse organizations, including those representing people with specific diseases or disabilities, older adults, women, labor and communities of faith.

North Carolina

The Campaign for Better CareThe North Carolina campaign is developing a strong consumer voice aimed at improving the quality of care for the most vulnerable North Carolinians while also lowering health care costs. It is working to educate individuals and organizations throughout North Carolina by communicating the importance of these reforms using multiple strategies, including community conversations and a special focus on “new media” blogs, short videos, and web publications.

The North Carolina campaign is led by the Health Access Coalition (HAC) of the North Carolina Justice Center. The HAC is a group of individuals and organizations from across the state advocating on behalf of health care consumers. Among the members of the HAC are organizations representing people with specific diseases or disabilities, older adults, communities of color, children, labor and communities of faith.

Ohio

The Campaign for Better CareThe Ohio campaign is bringing a strong consumer voice to state initiatives aimed at improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of Ohio’s health care system. The campaign is especially focused on offering a consumer perspective to the state Health Care Coverage and Quality Council’s task forces on informed and activated patients; medical homes; and payment reform.

The Campaign for Better CareThe Ohio campaign is led by Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio), a statewide organization working throughout Ohio for high quality, accessible, affordable and publicly accountable health care for all Ohioans. UHCAN Ohio’s work on this campaign is supported by the organizations involved in Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage, a coalition uniting the consumer voice with the goal to achieve affordable, high quality care for all. These organizations include those representing people with specific diseases or disabilities, older adults, communities of color, children, labor and communities of faith.

Pennsylvania

The Campaign for Better CareThe Pennsylvania campaign is developing a strong consumer voice aimed at improving the quality of care for the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians while also lowering health care costs. It is working to educate individuals and organizations in Pennsylvania about the need for health delivery system reforms and to create a drumbeat for action.

The Pennsylvania campaign is led by the Consumer Health Coalition (CHC), which is dedicated to inspiring a consumer movement to advance health and enhance access to quality affordable health care.