CHC’s March 2016 Newsletter!

March 31, 2016   Comments Off on CHC’s March 2016 Newsletter!

Go Vote

Here’s the great information you can find in CHC’s March 2016 Newsletter:

  • What does happiness mean for people with disabilities?
  • Voting day: April 26!
  • Special Enrollment in Health Coverage
  • Coming up in our advocacy series:
    Bodies, Buttons, T-Shirts, and Cocktail Umbrellas
  • Featured Partner: Washington County Drug & Alcohol Commission

Find the full newsletter here.

How do we ensure our state slogan applies to all?

March 16, 2016   Comments Off on How do we ensure our state slogan applies to all?

pa pursue your happiness

Pennsylvania introduced a new state slogan earlier this month: Pennsylvania. Pursue Your Happiness.

Bill McDowell, a member of our Health Committee for People with Disabilities, took this opportunity to raise awareness about issues needing positive change for people with disabilities. He wrote a Letter to the Editor that ran in the Post-Gazette.

“My pursuit of happiness is accessible, affordable services and communities where each belongs, builds and participates,” Bill writes. “Together, let us pursue this reality in Pittsburgh.”

The important topics he writes about that are essential to improving people’s happiness include housing, employment, and accessible communities. Read Bill’s full letter at the Post Gazette‘s website.

Would Knowing The Price Of Medical Care Make You Change Your Behavior?

March 10, 2016   Comments Off on Would Knowing The Price Of Medical Care Make You Change Your Behavior?


“The call for price transparency has grown in recent years with health care advocates, like the Pittsburgh-based Consumer Health Coalition leading the charge.

Executive Director Lou Ann Jeremko said competition and transparency were expected to improve with the initiation of the Affordable Care Act, but that has not happened. She said most consumers are only interested in knowing what their insurance deductible is and what their co-pay will be once they reach that deductible.”

Great story from 90.5 WESA.

Link to the full article here:

CHC’s 2016 Advocacy Training Series

February 23, 2016   Comments Off on CHC’s 2016 Advocacy Training Series

Join us!

We are meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of each month from Feb. 23 – May 24 to cover the ins and outs of advocacy. All are invited, including providers.

Location update: We are meeting at Arnold’s Tea, which is located across the street from Consumer Health Coalition’s office at 502 E Ohio St. Pittsburgh 15212.

advocacy training 2016


For more information, contact Sally Jo:
(412) 456-1877 x203 or

Open Enrollment for 2016 Health Insurance Coverage

January 30, 2016   Comments Off on Open Enrollment for 2016 Health Insurance Coverage

Open Enrollment ends January 1! Here’s a short informational video that features our Navigator Cassie at a City Hall enrollment event to remind everyone about the deadline and provide more information!

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