CQC Welcomes New Coalition Partners: Aimed Alliance and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
By Consumers For Quality Care, on October 15 2020
For Immediate Release
October 15, 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 Aimed Alliance and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), as new coalition partners. Aimed Alliance and LULAC join a robust group of organizations that, through their activities, continue to advocate for higher quality, affordable health care.
Through its mission of supporting laws, regulations, and policies that encourage or require health care to be accessible, culturally competent, efficient, ethical, safe, and transparent, the Aimed Alliance works to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and providers.
“At Aimed Alliance we believe that Americans should value their health care and prioritize it as consumers.” said Stacey Worthy, counsel for Aimed Alliance. “By joining CQC’s coalition, together we can advance the voice for health care consumers to tell their stories and demonstrate to policymakers the imperative that is quality care.”
As the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States, LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health, and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide.
“LULAC is proud to join with Consumers for Quality Care on behalf of the nation’s 60-million Latinos for whom disparities in access to vital health services during COVID-19 have become glaringly obvious,” says Sindy Benavides, LULAC National Chief Executive Officer. “The pandemic has only compounded the devastating effects of decades of chronic illness and disease that our communities have endured. These realities are experienced from moms-to-be who lack prenatal care all the way across the spectrum to our seniors who suffer alone and in silence from physical and mental disorders, the result of deficiencies in a health care system that must be updated and maintained for all Americans. LULAC and CQC are committed to working together in addressing these inequities,” she adds.
“We are excited to welcome two strong new coalition partners to our ever growing community of dedicated advocates who are elevating the need to ensure consumers are front and center in the health care conversation ” said the Honorable Donna Christensen, CQC board member, physician, and former Member of Congress. “CQC is enthusiastic to partner with Aimed Alliance and the League of Latin American Citizens, two outstanding organizations that have a rich track record of working to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers.”
CQC is proud to partner with 23 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.
Aimed Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit health policy organization, whose mission is to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and providers.
League of United Latin American Citizens is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 1,000 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.