From Determined Parent to Community Organizer: Improving Care for People with Disabilities

Leisa Hammett, a parent of a young adult with a disability, recently shared her inspiring story with us. We had the opportunity to learn about Leisa’s journey from parent and caregiver, to an influential, effective advocate for families across Tennessee.

Back to School: Substance Use Prevention Services are Key to Student Success

It’s back-to-school season, and while students won’t receive grades for a few months, principals and superintendents are about to get their annual report cards. Advocates can use these report cards to expand school-based substance use prevention and early intervention services....

The House Democratic Caucus Has Taken a Good First Step to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

In response to public demand for relief from high prescription drug prices, last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the Democratic caucus drug pricing package, Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (H.R.3).

Back to the Future: Organizing the “Old-Fashioned” Way

There’s no doubt that new technologies have opened up new approaches and opportunities to engage in grassroots organizing, but there is another way in which technology can become a facile substitute for real organizing.

Tennessee’s Medicaid Block Grant Proposal is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Tennessee has become the first state to propose a drastic and dangerous change to how it finances its Medicaid program, asking the federal government to provide it with a fixed dollar amount, otherwise referred to as a “block grant.”

One Rural Community’s Response to Supporting Whole Family Health

In a small rural town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, local organizations, families, and county decision makers worked collaboratively to launch a pilot telehealth program in their elementary school.

Director's Corner: Fall Energy and New Beginnings

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.

New Data Show ACA Is Reducing Racial Disparities in Health Coverage

Since the passage of the ACA over 20 million people have gained access to health insurance coverage through the Marketplace. A recent issue brief from...

The Importance of Speaking Up

Reflections from Elena Hung, founder of Little Lobbyists and the inaugural winner of the Better Health Award.
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