Counting in Connecticut: Arming Advocates to Protect Health

Source: 
Grantmakers in Health

Date

2006

Case Study Sector

Health

Critical to allowing a group known informally as the Medicaid defense coalition to undo much of the “bad” in the state's budget was a potent injection of smart, timely research provided by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CHF). This story shows how a strategy-minded, policy-interested foundation partnered with a group of seasoned, highly focused advocates and lobbyists to win the hearts, minds, and votes of state legislators to squash a grave threat to the health of the state’s poor.

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Keyword

  • Field Building
  • Strategy

Region

  • Northern America

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