State Consumer Health Advocacy Program
Through the Consumer Voices for Coverage initiative, State Maryland Health Care for All!: Getting Even Stronger seeks to educate Maryland residents about reasonable ways to achieve quality, affordable health care for all and to create an environment conducive to system-wide health care reform. The project will undertake a variety of initiatives to reach its goals of increasing advocacy statewide, enrolling more residents into high quality and affordable health care programs, and achieving healthcare for all.
1199 SEIU, AARP, American Cancer Society, American College of Physicians, Associated Black Charities, Baltimore Jewish Council, The Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, United Way of Central Maryland, Lutheran Office on Public Policy in Maryland, Maryland Nurses Association, Medicaid Matters! Maryland, Progressive Maryland, Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc., Maryland State and DC AFL-CIO
Prescription Access Litigation (PAL) member organizations participate in PAL’s work by joining class action lawsuits as plaintiffs, educating their members about the pharmaceutical industry’s tactics, publicizing PAL projects and successes, and signing on to “friend of the Court” briefs and regulatory testimony/comments submitted by PAL.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition
The Prescription Project assists state initiatives and builds coalitions that engage consumer groups, physician and medical organizations, insurers and other stakeholders to promote evidence-based medicine and manage pharmaceutical industry marketing through state public policy change. The Project has spearheaded coalitions in Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Washington and is planning initiatives in Maryland, New Mexico and Wisconsin. We are actively supporting prescription drug reform efforts in the District of Columbia, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. In addition, our Medicaid Small Grants initiative will support academic detailing pilot programs in several state Medicaid programs.