This program evaluation from Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation describes the year one results from Community Catalyst’s Consumer Voices for Innovation grant program. The program funded 6 state health advocacy organizations to catalyze grassroots organizing and base building in health system transformation, focusing on consumers who have presented particular challenges for...

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Last November we sent out a survey to our National Center audience, asking what you wanted from National Center programming. Informed in part by the feedback we received, this summer we completed a strategic plan for the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. The strategic plan maps out priorities, objectives, and tactics for...

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This Office Hours session features Kate Marple, Director of Communications for the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, discussed considerations for empowering collaborations with consumers and answer questions on related communications strategies involving consumer partners. Consumer narratives and storytelling can spur audiences to organized action and build capacity for advocacy in those sharing their lived experience. These...

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Complex care is about addressing people’s social and medical needs, but most hospitals and health systems are only set up to do the latter. And while hospitals can make great strides towards better care by using data to identify individuals with complex health and social needs, deploying interprofessional teams, and improving care coordination, much of...

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