National Partnership for Women & Families

National Consumer Coalition

The National Partnership leads a broad-based coalition of consumer advocacy organizations representing diverse constituencies, including older adults, women, people with disabilities, patients with specific diseases, the civil rights community, labor and more.

The coalition plays a powerful and influential role in bringing consumer perspectives to policymakers, health care providers and industry stakeholders.

For example, throughout the drafting, passage and now implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the coalition worked successfully to ensure that new models of health care delivery address the needs of patients and their families and prioritize partnerships between patients and families and clinicians.

Our work and its impact are wide-ranging. In Washington, we’ve assisted staff at federal agencies to incorporate patient and family engagement into rules and criteria for new models of care. And on the ground, we’ve helped hospitals and doctors’ offices develop partnerships with patients and families (i.e. patient and family advisory councils) so the perspectives of patients and families are used to improve care quality, lower costs, and improve clinician and patient and family experiences.

We remain committed to improving the way health care is delivered and ensuring it is coordinated, high-quality and provides the best outcomes. At the center of our advocacy — and the mutual purpose that unites us — is the need to collaborate with patients and families and the knowledge that we cannot change our health care system without them.

Coalition Members

Alliance for Retired Americans
Alzheimer’s Association
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Program on Retirement and Retirees
American Heart Association
American Hospice Foundation
The Arc of the United States
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)
Caregiver Action Network
Caring From a Distance (CFAD)
Center for Medical Consumers
Center for Medicare Advocacy
Center for Patient Partnerships
Community Catalyst
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
Consumer Coalition for Quality Health Care
Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS)
Consumers' CHECKBOOK
Consumers Union
Easter Seals
Empowered Patient Coalition
Families USA
Family Caregiver Alliance
Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund of New York
Florida CHAIN
Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union Welfare Fund (HEREIU Welfare Fund)
Informed Patient Institute
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Jennifer Jaff Center
Jewish Federations of North America
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Lung Cancer Alliance
Medicare Rights Center
Mothers Against Medical Error
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)
National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM)
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care (NCCNHR)
National Consumers League
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council on Aging (NCOA)
National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Indian Council on Aging
National Kidney Foundation
National MS Society
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National PACE Association
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)
National Parkinson Foundation
National Respite Coalition
National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)
National Stroke Association
National Women's Health Network
OWL — The Voice of Midlife and Older Women
Parkinson’s Action Network
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI)
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
United Cerebral Palsy
U.S. Pirg
Volunteers of America
Well Spouse Association
Wider Opportunities for Women
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER)

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