Advocacy Toolbox Addition — Social media for advocates

Social media has become an important tool for advocates. It can be a powerful way to connect with other people advocating on your issue and with elected officials. But it can be overwhelming, and a bit scary. We’ve added a new page to the CT Health Advocacy ToolBox distilling best practices for busy advocates to…

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Public comment opposing sales of medical records to fund HIE

Read the full comments and the March 2020 letter from 22 advocates with concerns Today the CT Health Policy Project submitted public comment opposing the Office of Health Strategy’s medical record privacy policy proposals. Specifically advocates oppose selling access to Connecticut residents’ medical records through paid subscriptions. In addition to the harm to individuals, this…

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CTNJ Opinion: Remember Public Health’s Value After COVID Is Gone

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused a bright light on the weakness of the U.S. public health system. Countries with strong public health systems fared much better in controlling the virus’ spread. America used to have a strong public health system. From 1900 to 2000, life expectancy rose by 30 years. Contrary to public opinion, it…

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Top Stories of 2020

A year ago, our predictions for 2020 missed all but the recession. COVID has us giving up on predictions, so we’ll just take a look back at our top stories of this year. Advocacy Toolbox now online — Updates include specific, real world tools for legislative, administrative, and state budget advocacy, how to change public…

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Help us improve consumer advocacy in Connecticut

With support from the CT Health Foundation, the CT Health Policy Project is updating our online Health Advocacy Toolbox. The Toolbox was created twenty years ago to give individual consumers and community organizations in Connecticut tools to effectively engage in health policy advocacy at the state level. Too often motivated consumers, especially from underserved communities,…

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CT Health Policy Project’s 20th Anniversary: Progress, but lots of challenges ahead

Read the report Since 1999, when the CT Health Policy Project was founded, Connecticut’s healthcare landscape has changed in both predictable and unpredictable ways. Costs are rising faster than our economy is growing, and those costs are falling disproportionately on consumers. Experts are predicting another recession and it’s unclear if Connecticut’s healthcare landscape is ready.…

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CT Health Policy Project’s 20th Anniversary: Where We’ve Come

Read our numbers For twenty years, the Connecticut Health Policy Project has been a trusted source of independent, fact-based solutions for policymakers, providers, payers, consumers, and taxpayers trying to improve access to affordable, quality care for every state resident. We collect good ideas that work from across the state and beyond. Then we work hard…

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CT Health Policy Project’s 20th Anniversary: Wisdom from Connecticut’s thoughtleaders

Read the report In celebration of the CT Health Policy Project’s twentieth anniversary, we asked wise and prominent stakeholders with very different perspectives in Connecticut’s health care system to reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the last ten years and share their thoughts about our future. What is your best advice to someone just…

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