How a Healthcare Advocacy Organization is Building a Base Rooted in Community Power (Case Study)

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How a Healthcare Advocacy Organization in Colardo, US is Building a Base Rooted in Community Power.

Abstract

So much has changed since Center for Health Progress was founded in 1997. What started as a group of doctors dedicated to closing healthcare access gaps in Colorado has since evolved. While those gaps in access still exist, the Center for Health Progress team has made profound changes to its strategies for addressing them.

In this case study, we’ll explore the genesis behind this new power-based strategy, the obstacles, and the organization’s tactics for overcoming them.

We’re trying to build a base of people who both work on the inside of the healthcare system and community members impacted by that same system,” says Theresa Trujillo, Co-Executive Director. “Whereas other organizations might see the healthcare system as the only target for reform, we’re taking an inside-outside approach, one that includes a critical mass of people on the inside of the healthcare system itself.

About Center for Health Progress

Since 1997, Center for Health Progress has been working to create opportunities and eliminate barriers to health equity for Coloradans. We have been honored to work alongside some of Colorado’s most influential leaders, and we’ve helped Colorado make big steps toward ensuring our health care system works for everyone. Throughout it all, we have been a home for those who are passionate about and dedicated to creating justice and equity in our health care system.

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