Coalitions

Health Care For All convenes and is a member of many coalitions focused on addressing critical health care issues impacting consumers.

Our Model

Health Care For All convenes and is a member of many coalitions focused on addressing critical health care issues impacting consumers. Using the coalition model, Health Care For All and many partners have achieved meaningful systems and health care policy changes. From Massachusetts health reform in 2006 to payment and delivery system reform in 2012 and beyond, Health Care For All has played an important role in catalyzing meaningful change in the state. Our advocacy team builds relationships with key decision-makers, but we know that real power comes from the bottom-up. That’s why we organize — person by person — to develop new health care leaders who make their voices heard.

Children’s Health Access Coalition

Since 1995, the Children’s Health Access Coalition (CHAC) has championed the cause of access to health care for all Massachusetts children. CHAC is a coalition of providers, community organizations, child advocates, and other stakeholders committed to ensuring that all children in Massachusetts have access to and receive age-appropriate, comprehensive, and affordable health care services throughout childhood, from prenatal to adolescent and early adult years. We educate, organize, and advocate in our communities, at the State House and beyond. CHAC envisions a health care system that provides equitable, affordable, comprehensive, readily accessible, high quality, coordinated, culturally appropriate, and continuous care for all children.

Coalition Members:

  • Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
  • Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention
  • American Academy of Pediatrics MA Chapter
  • Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Children’s Law Center of Mass
  • Children’s League of Massachusetts
  • Children’s Vision Massachusetts
  • Coalition for Social Justice
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • Community Catalyst
  • Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)
  • East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC)
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs
  • Franciscan Children’s
  • Health Care For All
  • The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
  • The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Joint Committee for Children’s Health Care in Everett
  • Massachusetts Advocates for Children
  • Massachusetts Coalition of School-Based Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium
  • Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Pediatric Home Nursing Care Campaign
  • Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Medical-Legal Partnership Boston
  • Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
  • National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  • New England Alliance for Children’s Health
  • Parent/Professional Advocacy League
  • Partners HealthCare
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Children’s Mental Health Campaign

The Children’s Mental Health Campaign is a coalition of families, advocates, health care providers, educators, consumers, and over 135 supporting organizations across Massachusetts dedicated to creating a system ensuring that every child in the Commonwealth receives the highest quality mental health care.

Coalition Leadership Organizations:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Health Care For All
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Parent/Professional Advocacy League

The Immigrant Health Care Access Coalition

The Immigrant Healthcare Access Coalition (IHAC) brings together more than 80 organizations from across Massachusetts to advocate collectively for improvements in health care and coverage for immigrants. IHAC members represent a diverse array of expertise, from health care and immigration policy wonks and legal aid lawyers to medical providers and community organizations delivering direct services to immigrant populations. The Coalition was founded in December 2014 by Health Law Advocates (HLA). In 2017, Health Care For All (HCFA) and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) joined HLA as members of the IHAC Steering Committee. During the past couple of years, we have focused on issues including preserving immigrants’ eligibility for MassHealth and the Health Connector, language access barriers, and access to long-term care services. Recently, we have turned our energies to developing an immigrant health toolkit and responding to changes to the “public charge” rules.

Coalition Members:

  • A Faith That Does Justice
  • Action for Boston Community Development
  • Advocates Inc.
  • African Bridge Program
  • Allston Brighton ABCD
  • Allston Brighton Health Collaborative
  • Asian Women For Health
  • Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH)
  • BARCC
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
  • Bosnian Community Center for Resource Development
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
  • Boston Higher Education Resource Center
  • Boston Medical Center – Boston Center for Refugee
  • Boston Medical Center – Immigrant and Refugee Health
  • Boston Office of Immigrant Advancement
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Boston University School of Law, Immigrant Rights
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dimock CHC
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Casa Nueva Vida
  • Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston
  • Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Service
  • CeltiCare Health
  • Central West Justice Center
  • Children’s Law Center of MA
  • City of Boston
  • City of Boston, Office of Immigrant Advancement
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • Community Legal Aid, Worcester
  • Community Legal Services & Counseling Center
  • Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Public Health Care
  • Dorchester – MAPS
  • East Boston Community Health Center
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Eritrean American Civic Association
  • Federation for Children with Special Needs
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Harvard Law School Immigration Project
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Health Care For All
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Health Policy Commission
  • HSPH
  • Immigrant Service Providers Group/Health
  • Irish International Immigrant Center
  • Jane Doe Inc.
  • Joselin Diabetes Center
  • Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center
  • Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, LLC
  • KIND
  • Latino Health Insurance Program
  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Lynn – ECCO Action
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • MA Coalition of Domestic Workers
  • MA Immigrant Education Program
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Mass General Brigham -formerly Partners HealthCare
  • Mass League of CHC’s
  • Mass. Office of Refugees and Immigrants (ORI)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants
  • Massachusetts School-Based Health Alliance
  • Mathematica
  • Medical Legal Partnership- Boston
  • MetroWest Legal Services
  • MIRA
  • MIRA Coalition
  • Multicultural AIDS Coalition
  • Northeastern University
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Onc Art
  • Quincy Asian Resources
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center
  • SomerViva: Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • South End Community Center
  • Stark Consulting
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Tufts School of Medicine
  • UMass Boston
  • University of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage & Care

In the face of repeal efforts to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would fundamentally threaten the Massachusetts health care system, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation and Health Care For All convened a group of consumers, the business community, insurers, labor unions, hospitals, doctors, community health centers, religious groups, and many others formed the Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage & Care. Members of the coalition have different interests and benefit differently from the gains made in our state, but all believe that Massachusetts must preserve access to affordable coverage and care for everyone. The goals of the coalition are to preserve and improve access to, and the affordability of, health insurance coverage in Massachusetts as well as protect the gains in access to care, health, and health equity that have resulted from near-universal coverage in the state.

Coalition Members:

  • 1199SEIU
  • Alliance of Massachusetts Safety Net Hospitals
  • AARP
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts
  • Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • Atrius Health
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Boston Center for Independent Living
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Children’s League of Massachusetts
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Community Care Cooperative
  • Community Catalyst
  • Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals
  • Delta Dental of Massachusetts
  • Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Service
  • CeltiCare Health
  • Central West Justice Center
  • Children’s Law Center of MA
  • City of Boston
  • City of Boston, Office of Immigrant Advancement
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Governmental Strategies, Inc.
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Care For All
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Joint Committee For
  • Children’s Health Care in Everett
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
  • Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
  • Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems
  • Massachusetts Business Roundtable
  • Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
  • Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals
  • Massachusetts Family Planning Association
  • Massachusetts Health Council
  • Massachusetts Health Policy Forum
  • Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Parent Teacher Association
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association
  • Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
  • Massachusetts Senior Action Council
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association
  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – MA
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • North Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • North Shore Community Health
  • Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
  • Tufts University Medical School
  • Wellforce

Individual Coalition Members:

  • Thomas Barker, Esq.
  • Donald Berwick, MD
  • Richard G. Frank, PhD
  • Philip W. Johnston
  • Jon Kingsdale, PhD
  • John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA
  • Richard T. Moore
  • Nancy Turnbull
  • Celia Wcislo

Massachusetts Prescription Drug Affordability Coalition

The Massachusetts Prescription Drug Affordability Coalition formed in 2019 to address rising prescription drug costs in Massachusetts. This growing statewide coalition includes groups representing consumer advocates, seniors, children, individuals with disabilities, providers, unions, faith-based groups, mental health organizations and health policy experts. The goals of the coalition are threefold:

  • Make prescription drugs affordable and available to consumers.
  • Make pharmaceutical costs more transparent and affordable for the health care system.
  • Require the pharmaceutical industry to do their fair share to control health care costs.

Coalition Members:

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP Massachusetts
  • Atrius Health
  • Boston Center for Independent Living
  • Disability Policy Consortium
  • Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
  • Health Care For All
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action
  • Massachusetts Association for Mental Health
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Massachusetts Senior Action Council
  • MASSPIRG
  • Right Care Alliance

Oral Health Advocacy Task Force

The Oral Health Advocacy Task Force (OHAT) is a broad-based statewide coalition of consumers, advocates, health care professionals, academics, and insurers. OHAT works closely with the Legislative Oral Health Caucus to improve oral health for all persons in the Commonwealth through public policy advocacy. Just as the mouth is part of the body, oral health is a part of overall health. People cannot be healthy unless they have access to the dental services they need. For many years, the coalition and its members have worked on issues related to oral health, including community water fluoridation, public awareness about the importance of oral health, the creation of new mid-level dental providers called Dental Therapists, and access to comprehensive dental care for everyone.

Coalition Members:

  • 1199SEIU – United Health Care Worker’s East
  • ABCD Head Start
  • AIDS Action Committee
  • American Academy of Pediatricians, Massachusetts Chapter
  • Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • Better Oral Health Massachusetts Coalition
  • Boston Benefits Partners
  • Boston Center for Independent Living
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Commission for Persons with Disabilities
  • Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston
  • Boston NAACP
  • Boston Public Health Commission – HIV Dental Program
  • Boston Public Health Commission – Office of Oral Health
  • Boston University School of Dental Medicine
  • Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
  • Brookside Community Health Center
  • Center for Research to Evaluate and Eliminate Dental Disparities
  • Children’s Dental Health Project
  • Codman Square Health Center
  • Community Catalyst
  • Community Health Center of Franklin County
  • Community Servings
  • Dementia Friendly Massachusetts
  • DentaQuest Foundation
  • Dimock Street Health Center
  • Disability Policy Consortium
  • DotHouse Health
  • Forsyth Institute
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
  • Health Care For All
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Health Resources in Action
  • Heywood Healthcare
  • Hilltown Community Health Centers
  • Holyoke Mall Dental Health Center
  • Latino Health Insurance Program
  • Lowell Community Health Center
  • Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
  • Mass League of Community Health Centers
  • Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
  • Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians
  • Massachusetts Association for School-Based Health Care
  • Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the Academy of Pediatrics
  • Massachusetts Dental Hygiene Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • Massachusetts Head Start Association
  • Massachusetts Organization for Addiction and Recovery
  • Massachusetts Public Health Association
  • Massachusetts School Nurse Association
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • Multi-cultural Aids Coalition
  • Multi-cultural Independent Living Center Boston
  • North Central Massachusetts Minority Coalition
  • North Quabbin Community Coalition
  • Northampton Survival Center
  • Northern Berkshire Community CoalitionPublic Health Institute of Western Massachusetts
  • Rosie’s Place
  • Smiles By Rosie
  • Somali Development Center
  • Southeast Asian Coalition
  • STEPRox Recovery Center
  • The Arc of Massachusetts
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Union of Minority Neighborhoods
  • United Way of Franklin County
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Vineyard Health Access Program
  • Windsor Dental Clinic – Cambridge Health Alliance

What is Massachusetts saying?

HCFA has always been an ally of Agencia ALPHA, educating our immigrant community about the health care benefits they are eligible for, but they became our champions during the COVID-19 crises. HCFA provided critical information for us to share with 600 families we have been feeding since this crisis began on how to stop the spread of this virus.

— Damaris Velasquez, Director of Programs

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