New Materials On Starting A Fundraising Campaign

We wanted to share an excellent resource our partners at Spitfire Strategies have created to help you think about your funder audiences and how to craft effective fundraising materials.

Medicaid offers new way to improve drug-alcohol services

The federal government just provided an important opportunity for your state to do better for people with substance use disorders and mental illness.

Southern Health Perspectives: August 5 Edition

Southern Health Perspectives is the newsletter of Community Catalyst’s Southern Health Partners network. SHP comprise a large and growing network of organizations in 12 Southern states working to advance health justice in the region.

Join Us In Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of Medicaid & Medicare

Dear Partners, We hope you’re as excited as we are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Medicaid and Medicare programs the week of July 27! We know that a lot of the work you’ve been doing has revolved around educating policymakers abou...

Sparking State Funding Discussions for Closing the Gap

Numerous reports show that closing the coverage gap is good for state budgets and reduces uncompensated care – all while being fully paid for by federal dollars until 2017.

Southern Health Perspectives: First Edition

Welcome to the premiere edition of the Southern Health Perspectives newsletter, a product of Community Catalyst’s Southern Health Partners network.

Looking Ahead to 2017: New Resources on Essential Health Benefits

The time to influence the future of the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) benchmark in your state is now!

New Resources to Defend State Medicaid Programs

Because many of you are developing and implementing strategies to defend your state’s Medicaid programs, we wanted to provide you with a collection of tools and resources to help you effectively respond.

Updated: Closing the Gap Through a Waiver

As more states began to close the coverage gap by putting their own stamp on their state’s Medicaid program, we released two resources to help prepare your coalitions for these policy compromises.

Resources to Engage Hospitals to Close the Coverage Gap

To support your efforts , we developed two resources about the impact of the coverage gap on hospitals and some best practices of how to collaborate with these key stakeholders.

Messages for Recess Meetings: SGR and CHIP Package

To support you in meeting with your senators and their staff about H.R. 2 during recess, we have developed messages that emphasize the importance of funding CHIP and the urgency of doing so now.

Senate Vote on SGR and CHIP Delayed

Senate leadership decided to wait until after recess to vote on a package to address the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR, the Medicare physician payment formula) and to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Using Infographics for Coverage Gap Advocacy

With many states actively considering coverage gap proposals and legislative sessions in full swing, we created a collection of coverage gap visuals being used in states and also point out some free and low-cost tools advocates can use to create them.

Your Guide to the March-April SEP, and Beyond

To assist with your post-open enrollment efforts, we've created several resources to help explain special enrollment periods to consumers and talk about the different types available.

Advocating for CHIP - February Recess

Coverage for millions of children is at risk, and uncertainty about the future of CHIP is complicating the budget process for states. Congressional action is needed as soon as possible to ensure CHIP continues and children's coverage is not compromised.