The Advocate’s Resource: Community Power Leading the Charge to Improve Community Economic Stability

Medical debt is a major concern for millions of individuals in the U.S. The significant effect of medical debt on the physical, mental, and economic well-being of many families, especially historically excluded and oppressed populations, cannot be ignored. In response, many local and state advocates have prevailed in passing medical debt protections and strengthening their state laws on hospital financial assistance.  

The goal of this Advocate’s Resource is to equip advocates with important background information, lessons and strategies from successful campaigns to pass state-level policies that help mitigate the harm caused by medical debt.  

These resources are developed in collaboration with our state and community partners. Be sure to check back often, as we release new case studies!  

For questions, please email Quynh Chi Nguyen, Senior Policy Analyst at