Why is healthcare like this?

By Ellen Andrews | April 4, 2022

Healthcare is complicated. It often doesn’t make sense – to consumers, patients, students, policymakers, providers, administrators, and everyone else. The…

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COVID’s lessons — and what we can do about them

By Ellen Andrews | March 28, 2022

COVID exposed Connecticut’s underlying health disparities to new audiences, receiving a lot of public attention. But what have we learned?…

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CTNJ Op-ED: How much do CT hospitals spend on administration? No one knows

By Ellen Andrews | February 11, 2022

There’s a growing consensus that hospital prices are the main driver of rising healthcare costs and insurance premiums in Connecticut.…

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Book Club — How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

By Ellen Andrews | January 24, 2022

Data visualization is trendy for a reason. How Charts Lie by Alberto Cairo describes how well-designed charts and graphs can…

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Guest Blog: Why Advocacy Tools Matter by Haley Magnetta

By Ellen Andrews | December 30, 2021

You want to make a difference, but advocacy can be confusing, frustrating, and time-consuming.  We can help. Sign up for…

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Book Club — You Have More Influence Than You Think

By Ellen Andrews | December 29, 2021

By Vanessa Bohns I want to send every advocate a copy of this book. You Have More Influence Than You…

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Sign up for daily tips on the Art and Craft of Advocacy

By Ellen Andrews | December 14, 2021

You want to make a difference, but advocacy can be confusing, frustrating, and time-consuming. We can help. Sign up for…

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CT Healthcare employment is slowly rebounding, except for nursing homes

By Ellen Andrews | October 25, 2021

Download the report Like other Connecticut workers, healthcare employment was hit hard by the pandemic in March 2020, according to…

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CTNJ op-ed: Patient-centered or doctor-centered? Primary care planning is off track

By Ellen Andrews | October 20, 2021

Several state agencies and their committees are planning to expand primary care in Connecticut – that’s a good thing. But…

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