The National Partnership for Women & Families is partnering with Community Catalyst, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) to lead the Campaign for Better Care. Community Catalyst, The Leadership Conference and NHeLP bring a wealth of expertise to our shared goal to mobilize a powerful constituency working for high quality, comprehensive and coordinated care for older adults with multiple health problems and their families.
At the National Partnership, we believe that actions speak louder than words, and for four decades we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families. Today, we promote fairness in the workplace, access to quality affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. Our work leading the Campaign for Better Care includes building a broad-based national consumer movement, and helping to change the health care system in ways that improve care for patients and families — especially those who are most vulnerable, including older adults and people with multiple chronic conditions. Our goal is to ensure that every patient has access to comprehensive, coordinated health care.
Community Catalyst, a national non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to quality affordable health care for all, is working to mobilize a broad array of state-based advocacy organizations and networks in support of the Campaign’s national policy agenda, particularly in five key states (Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania). It is organizing state-based and local advocacy organizations and individuals representing the Campaign’s core constituencies of vulnerable older adults and their caregivers, including organizations and networks that actively work in low-income communities and communities of color, to help support and shape the Campaign. Community Catalyst also is supporting the Campaign for Better Care by developing innovative approaches to engaging and empowering patients and caregivers.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society — an America as good as its ideals.
The Leadership Conference is a 501(c)(4) organization that engages in legislative advocacy. It was founded in 1950 and has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.
NHeLP is bringing the full force of its policy and legal expertise, and its national network of advocates, to help the Campaign achieve its goals. NHeLP is providing expertise to help fashion a legal framework through which health reform can be implemented in a manner that best serves the needs of this constituency. When vulnerable older adults are denied the care they deserve, NHeLP will engage in litigation or administrative advocacy so that the rights of the vulnerable elderly are enforced. NHeLP will also use its experience educating advocates and clients to assure that the voice of the consumer is heard on an on-going basis in health reform.