By Consumers For Quality Care, on December 16, 2020
For Immediate Release
December 16, 2020
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 AIDS United and the National Consumers League (NCL) as new partners. These groups join a robust coalition of organizations that continue to advocate for higher quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
“We are excited to welcome AIDS United and the National Consumers League to our coalition. Both groups share in the CQC mission to promote consumer protections and ensure patients are at the forefront of our work,” said the Honorable Donna Christensen, CQC Board Member, physician, and former Member of Congress. “As we continue to grow our coalition’s reach, our new partners will help us amplify consumer and patient voices as we strive for quality care during these extraordinary times.”
AIDS United envisions a time when all people, organizations, and governments commit to ending the HIV epidemic and strengthening the health, well-being, and human rights of everyone impacted by HIV. Through their mission to end the HIV epidemic in the United States, the work of AIDS United is always guided by the voices of people living with and communities most vulnerable to HIV.
“AIDS United is delighted to join Consumers for Quality Care,” said CEO Jesse Milan. “AIDS United has long sought to center the voices and experience of those of us living with and at risk for HIV in debates around health care. Access to high quality, affordable, and culturally competent health care is critical for both prevention and treatment of HIV. Indeed, we cannot end the HIV epidemic without it. We look forward to deepening our work through this partnership.”
As the nation’s oldest consumer organization, the National Consumers League works to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad, while providing government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer’s perspective.
“The National Consumers League has long advocated for consumers and workers to have access to safe, affordable, and effective medicines and patient-centered high-quality care. Our founders established the League’s health work on the principles of public health and disease prevention. We look forward to adding the voice of consumers to the CQC coalition,” said Jeanette Contreras, NCL Director of Health Policy.
CQC is proud to partner with 25 leading advocacy organizations, patient advocate groups, and individual consumers to continue to shape the health care debate through research, consumer-focused advocacy, and direct action on critical issues at the state and national levels.
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; and Jason Resendez, health care advocate.
AIDS United has a mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Our work is always guided by the voices of people living with and communities most vulnerable to HIV. AIDS United envisions a time when all people, organizations and governments commit to ending the HIV epidemic and strengthening the health, well-being, and human rights of everyone impacted by HIV.
The National Consumers League is America’s pioneering consumer advocacy organization, representing consumers and workers on marketplace and workplace issues providing government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer’s perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information.