Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1997 with the belief that affordable quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure the interests of all people are heard and represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. Over the years, we have helped build a consumer health advocacy movement across the country, defended vital health care programs for the uninsured and underserved, held health care institutions and corporations accountable to the public interest, and run national campaigns on emerging health care issues.
At Community Catalyst, we believe that our people are our strength. Their knowledge, commitment and talents drive our accomplishments. Our staff members are established experts in health policy, advocacy, organizational development, community organizing, law, communications and strategic planning. They provide strategic advice, information, and resources that facilitate communities, consumer advocates, health care providers, foundations and policymakers working together at the local, state and federal level to achieve health policy and system changes that benefit all people.