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Foundation Backs Health Policy Players

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A funding organization will be giving $15 million over 3 years to 12 state health advocacy groups.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, N.J., says it will be making the grants through a Consumer Voices for Coverage program.

The program “will enhance the critical role that advocates play in shaping and promoting comprehensive health reform,” the foundation says.

Community Catalyst, Boston, will coordinate the program, the foundation says.

Groups the grants will support include Health Access Foundation, Oakland, Calif., a group that promotes universal health care reform, and Campaign for Better Health Care, Chicago, a group that organizes a Health Care Justice Campaign.