Term Health Related Advocacy Groups
Code TD-1600.2570
Definition Organizations that are dedicated to protecting and improving the quality and affordability of health and long term care for all individuals and advocating for changes in the health care system that will achieve these goals; or which advocate more broadly for legislation and other measures such as bans on smoking that have a positive impact on public health. Specific issues may include extending the reach of childhood immunization programs, expanding services for people with specific disabilities or health conditions, funding medical research, supporting or opposing stem cell research, establishing the liability of managed health care organizations and nursing facilities for the consequences of their decisions, providing a prescription drug benefit for the elderly, passing a powerful patient's bill of rights, advocating for universal health care or taking a position on the merits of specific medical procedures or forms of treatment.
Created 8/28/02
Changed 10/21/08
Use References Health Care Advocacy Groups
Healthcare Advocacy Groups
Medical Advocacy Groups
See Also References Patient Rights Assistance (FT-6200)
External Classification Terms Advocacy for Health (UW
Alliance & Advocacy (E) (NTE E01)
Alliance & Advocacy Organizations (G) (NTE G01)
Alliance & Advocacy Organizations (H) (NTE H01)
Community Services (CAN CM-150)
Family Community Support (ACH H-01)
Health Care Reform (NPC E06.03)
Individual, Family and Community Support (USA IF-330)
Quality of Health Care (NPC E06.04)
Related Concepts Advocacy/Rights Protection
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
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