« November 2017 Issue

This Is What Democracy Looks Like: A Photo Montage

Public events were a huge part of the campaign to protect health care, and skilled organizers all around the country drew hundreds of thousands to rallies, vigils and town halls to help protect the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

Here is a selection of photos featuring our partners around the country at rallies and public events to protect health care:

ACCESS Community Health and Resource Center

Dearborn, Michigan

Health Care For All

Boston, MA

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

Denver, Colorado

Children's Defense Fund

Austin, TX and Houston, TX

Citizen Action Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Center for Public Policy Priorities

Austin, Texas

Georgians for a Healthy Future

Atlanta, Georgia

Health Access California

Sacramento, California

Protect Our Care Coalition Events

Washington, District of Columbia


Columbus, Ohio

Utah Health Policy Project

Salt Lake City, Utah

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

Charleston, West Virginia

Daniel Frost, Digital Communications Specialist, Community Catalyst

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Executive Director Rob Restuccia co-authored an article in the American Journal of Public Health, “How Dental Therapists Can Address the Social and Racial Disparities in Access to Care,” citing our Economic Viability of Dental Therapists report to illustrate why dental health care should be treated as an equally important aspect of overall care.

Senior Fellow John O’Brien co-authored an op-ed for STAT with attorney Jenifer Bosco of the National Consumer Law Center about how states can take action to curb medical debt.

The New York Times interviewed Senior Policy Analyst Ashley Blackburn in an article highlighting the impending threat of “junk insurance” plans during July’s negotiations of the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

Community Catalyst board member Anton Gunn penned an op-ed for The Hill about his time on the “Drive For Our Lives” bus tour, where he traveled the country with health care advocates to fight for affordable, comprehensive health care for all.

The Associated Press quoted Executive Director Rob Restuccia criticizing the Trump administration’s decision to gut funding for navigators in a report on budget cuts in 18 cities.

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation’s report with Leading Age was cited in a Forbes op-ed, which argued the importance of comprehensive health policy that keeps aging patients in mind, as well as patient-centered practices from health care providers for older Americans.

This fall, Community Catalyst was pleased to promote Diane Felicio to Chief Operating Officer, Reena Singh to Chief Program Officer, and Andi Mullin to Project Manager for the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation.

Join us in welcoming new staff members: Mara Blessoff, Executive Assistant; Joshua Matfess, Community Engagement Associate; Kiralee McCauley, Manager, Finance and Operations; Julia Watson, Program Associate, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation; Kasey Wilson, Policy Analyst, Dental Health Access Project; Diana Zheng, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Raising Women’s Voices.

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