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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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A Nonprofit, Nonpartisan Consumer Advocacy Organization in Washington, DC

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  • A nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization in Washington, DC
  • Our Priorities:
    • Improve health care quality—Americans for Quality Health Care project
    • Promote fairness in the workplace
    • Advance policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.


Founded in 1971 and initially worked on women's workplace equity issues. But over time, we expanded our priorities and today, we use advocacy and education to address our top priorities of improving health care quality, promoting fairness in the workplace and advancing policies that help women and met balance work and family. Many of you know us as the organization that led the effort to enact the FMLA.

Improving health care quality is a top priority for our organization—and we have launched the Americans for Quality Health Care project (funded by RWJ) in order to engage more consumer advocacy organizations on health care quality issues.

So we are a consumer advocacy organization—and we have experience in recruiting and engaging consumer advocacy organizations on an issue, so we understand the benefits and the challenges from two different sides of the question.

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