The Foundation's program, Consumer Voices for Coverage: Strengthening State Advocacy Networks to Expand Health Coverage, was designed to support state-based consumer health advocacy networks to increase their capacity to participate in health care reform efforts with key stakeholders, such as businesses, hospitals, insurers, providers and government officials.This grant is one of ten in the Foundation's Coverage Team's target states that will support consumer organizations to work with their states to implement coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More specifically, the TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund seeks to launch a statewide campaign focused on creating a robust, consumer-friendly Exchange. TakeAction intends to: (1) ensure that consumers are fully represented in Exchange and other ACA-related decision making and policy making bodies; and (2) ensure that communities that have the most to gain under the coverage provisions of the ACA have full information about the benefits available to them, as well as opportunities to shape public policy related to those coverage provisions. TakeAction Minnesota will work closely with members of the Governor's administration on this project, building on a partnership that is already well established. This project will invest in five highly capable organizations that reach into the communities with the most to gain under the ACA. Rural communities, farmers, low-income Minnesotans and communities of color from across the state will be at the center of this effort. No Foundation funds will be used for the purposes of lobbying.
Amount Awarded $250,000.00
Awarded on: 9/14/2011
Time frame: 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Grant Number: 69433