Monday, April 6, 2015
Atlantic Awards $14.8 Million to Transform the U. S. Health Care System
Boston-based consumer advocacy organization Community Catalyst has announced a $14.8 million legacy grant from Atlantic Philanthropies to develop and promote fundamental changes that will reshape the delivery of health care for all Americans.
The grant will support Community Catalyst's "health system transformation" strategy, which includes the creation of a Center for Consumer and Community Engagement, a hub devoted to teaching, learning, and disseminating knowledge about health system transformation. To that end, the center will collaborate with and support the work of organizations that advocate for the most vulnerable populations and provide consumer health advocates with the skills they need to assess the financial complexity and risk involved with new models of care. The funds also will support efforts to help consumer advocates advance a consumer-centered agenda through research and evaluation, investments in advocacy at the state level,, leadership development programs, and consultative services....