Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Midwest Regional Director participated in a panel discussion with AARP and Families USA about the role and value of "coalitions" in health policy making. She discussed the projects completed by fiscal stewardship councils across the country as well as how The Concord Coalition facilitates dialogues with audiences and allows them to select the types of policies they'd like to see implemented.
The Concord Coalition believes that only with an engaged, informed and demanding public can the nation's fiscal challenges be met. The Concord Coalition's mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue on what we want our nation's future to look like, along with the required trade-offs. We believe that elected leaders in Washington know there is a problem, but they are unlikely to act unless forced to by their constituents.