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 provides support to Community Catalyst, to continue in its role as the National Program Office (NPO) for the Consumer Voices for Coverage initiative. The Foundation's Coverage team has developed a new strategy to devote most of its resources to support implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in ten target states. As part of this new strategy, the Foundation will support consumer engagement related to ACA implementation in the ten states under its ongoing Consumer Voices for Coverage program. Community Catalyst, in its role as NPO, will provide support to Consumer Voices for Coverage grantees in each of the ten target states as they seek to play a constructive role in health reform implementation in their states. More specifically, Community Catalyst will provide grantees with individualized and group tools, technical assistance, and strategic coaching to help them as they execute their strategic plans. Key outcomes as a result of this support will be that Consumer Voices for Coverage grantees and partners will participate in ACA decision-making and policy making bodies to ensure that consumer interests are represented and will also work with their states to develop systems, outreach mechanisms, and approaches that inform consumers of the new benefits available to them under the ACA.
Amount Awarded $1,509,004.00
Awarded on: 9/22/2011
Time frame: 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
Grant Number: 69359