System Reform Coalitions

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ANA is advocating for health system reform as a member of several coalitions that bring together a broad representation of healthcare organizations to create a united front for change.

Links to these organizations are below the list.

Coalition for Patients’ Rights*
 A national coalition of 37 health care professional organizations committed to ensuring comprehensive healthcare choices for all patients and protecting the legally authorized practice rights of its members.

Health Care for America Now (HCAN)
A national grassroots campaign of more than 850 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care in 2009.
(Please visit HCAN’s Web site, see link below, for its Statement of Common Purpose and other information on grassroots activities.)

Health Reform Dialogue*
Leaders from national organizations who hold moderated discussions to create a forum outside of the political arena for exchanging views on health policy issues.

Herndon Alliance*
A nationwide non-partisan coalition of more than 100 minority, faith, labor, advocacy, business, and healthcare provider organizations.  The alliance’s purpose is to seek common ground, expand the base of people supporting guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all, and increase activism on healthcare reform.

National Priorities Partnership
A collaborative effort of 28 major national organizations that collectively influence every part of the heathcare system.

Stand for Quality**
A diverse coalition of more than 165 health care organizations that is advocating for higher standards of performance measurement, data reporting and quality improvement strategies in any health system reform initiative.

Wye River Group on Healthcare/Foundation for American Health Care Leadership
Nonpartisan organizations that serve as catalysts to raise awareness and broaden perspectives to enable constructive healthcare change, engaging a cross-section of healthcare stakeholders committed to advancing common goals.

The Foundation for American Health Care Leadership has created Leading Healthy Communities to empower individuals to change the standard of health care in their community. To see case studies and learn how to change health care at the community level, please visit their Web site (See link below).

Divided We Fail
AARP, Business Roundtable, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) are engaging the American people, businesses, non-profit organizations, and elected officials in finding bi-partisan solutions to ensure affordable, quality health care and long-term financial security.

*ANA is a founding member
**ANA serves on Steering Committee

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