By Consumers for Quality Care, on March 29, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2022
WASHINGTON — Consumers for Quality Care (CQC), a coalition of advocates and former policy makers working to provide a voice for patients in the health care debate, is pleased to welcome the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) and the Fatty Liver Foundation, as new coalition partners. These organizations join a robust and growing coalition of advocates for high quality, affordable care.
“As a national patient advocacy organization, the Fatty Liver Foundation recognizes the importance of working with other organizations and stakeholders in order to successfully raise awareness, address health disparities, and increase access to quality care for patients with fatty liver disease and its many comorbid conditions. Our mission of increasing awareness of and access to liver disease screening and care is in full support of the goals of Consumers for Quality Care and we look forward to adding our voice and perspective to the effort to make our health system more patient-centered,” said Wayne Eskridge, CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation.
The Fatty Liver Foundation is a trailblazer in helping identify asymptomatic, undiagnosed Americans with liver fibrosis or early cirrhosis and in helping to support those who have become ill and are struggling with the disease. The DDNC advocates for the millions of Americans with digestive diseases, working to impact public policy around quality of care to improve access to and the quality of digestive disease health care for the best possible medical outcome and quality of life for current and future patients.
“The Digestive Disease National Coalition is an advocacy organization comprised of the major national voluntary and professional societies concerned with digestive diseases. As a coalition of many digestive disease stakeholders, we understand the difference that collaboration and teamwork can make to achieve common goals for our community. We look forward to partnering with Consumers for Quality Care to improve access to and the quality of digestive disease health care in order to promote the best possible medical outcome and quality of life for current and future patients,” said Ceciel Rooker, DDNC Chairperson.
CQC is proud to partner with over 30 leading advocacy organizations, patient advocate groups, and consumer groups to shape the health care debate through research, consumer-focused advocacy, and direct action on critical issues at the state and national levels.
“We are excited to welcome the Digestive Disease National Coalition and the Fatty Liver Foundation to the Consumers for Quality Care coalition,” said the Honorable Donna Christensen, CQC board member, physician, and former Member of Congress. “These strong new partners will help us amplify consumer voices and strive for quality care during these extraordinary times, as we continue to grow our coalition’s reach and engage on issues affecting consumers.”
Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is a coalition of advocates and former policymakers working to provide a voice for patients in the health care debate as they demand better care. CQC is led by a board of directors that includes the Honorable Donna Christensen, physician and former Member of Congress; Jim Manley, former senior advisor to Senators Edward Kennedy and Harry Reid; Mary L. Smith, former head of Indian Health Service; and Jason Resendez, health care advocate.
The Digestive Disease National Coalition’s mission is to work cooperatively to improve access to and the quality of digestive disease health care in order to promote the best possible medical outcome and quality of life for current and future patients.
The Fatty Liver Foundation’s mission is to identify asymptomatic, undiagnosed Americans with liver fibrosis or early cirrhosis caused by fatty liver disease, and to educate them on the lifestyle changes needed to halt or minimize disease progression.