Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to quality affordable health care for all. Since 1998, Community Catalyst has been working to build the consumer and community leadership required to transform the American health system. Community Catalyst established the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation as a hub devoted to teaching, learning and sharing knowledge to bring the consumer experience to the forefront of health.
The Center works directly with consumer advocates to increase the skills and power they have to establish an effective voice at all levels of the health care system. We collaborate with innovative health plans, hospitals and providers to incorporate the consumer experience into the design of their systems of care. We work with state and federal policymakers to spur change that makes the health system more responsive to consumers, particularly those who are most vulnerable.
We support the work of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network toward payment and care delivery models that can drive high quality, coordinated, and person-centered care and will continue to work with our consumer advocate partners in over 40 states to support this aim. We will share material about alternative payment models, including a statement of principles for patient- and family-centered payment, and will alert our partners to opportunities to provide input into LAN activities.