National Partnership for Women & Families

Campaign for Better Care

We all deserve better care: high quality, safe, affordable health care. The right care at the right time for the right reason and at the right cost.

That's why we fought for so long for health reform and worked so hard to ensure the Affordable Care Act gets implemented effectively.

Today, we're turning our attention from the corridors of Congress to the hallways of our nation's hospitals and doctors' practices, focusing primarily on real-world implementation in local communities.

About Us

At the Campaign for Better Care, we believe that partnerships between patients and their health care providers must be at the center of a transformed health care system.

Patients and families have unique insights into their health and the health of their loved ones, and they need to be a part of the teams and the decision-making processes that affect their care.

We call this collaborative consumer engagement – and we are leading the effort to build these patient-provider partnerships into the new models of care made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

From the bedside to the board room, we believe our work will not only improve the care patients receive… it will also strengthen our entire health care system.

In Their Words

Every day, in communities across the country, patients cope with extraordinary pressures from a health care system that fails to put their needs first or effectively coordinate their care. And family caregivers — including wives, daughters, husbands, sons, sisters, brothers, grandchildren, other relatives and friends — struggle to help, often with little or no support.

These two quotes are examples of why we are focusing on real-world implementation in local communities.

“After 60 years, this is the first time someone has asked me my opinion as a patient.”
— Patient Advisor in Humboldt County, CA

“This is the first time we’ve engaged patients and families in a real way in anything we’ve done, and it feels really good.”
— Chief Nursing Officer in Griffin, GA

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