Welcome to C-Change

Founded in 1998, C-Change is the only organization that assembles key cancer leaders from the three sectors — private, public, and not-for-profit — and from across the cancer continuum — prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life. Our mission is to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem at the earliest possible time by leveraging the expertise and resources of our unique multi-sector membership.

C-Change’s approach is to look at cancer, the disease most feared by Americans, as a societal burden which we all bear the responsibility for addressing, individually and collectively.

New articles and commentaries that challenge us to think about our national culture of health.  The first is this important piece recently published in JAMA by Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, CEO at the RWJF, about making improvement in 3 major areas:

1. ​A system must be created that supports physicians and hospitals treating patient with help from entire communities that work collaboratively to improve overall health, so fewer people develop illness.

2. We need to recognize that improvement in the usability and transparency of information on cost and quality is fundamental to health care reform.

3. Simply, the number of uninsured persons must be further reduced.


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 Let’s UP the national dialogue on health! 

Halfway There? Health Reform Starts Now

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD

Author Affiliations - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey
JAMA. Published online March 03, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.1732

Five-plus years after the Affordable Care Act became law, the US health care system is finally undergoing the changes it needs to care for all of its patients. Regardless of politics, the law has spurred substantial gains in coverage and catalyzed new models for managing the delivery and payment of care.

Even the most optimistic agree that the promise of affordable, comprehensive, person-centered care is still a point on the horizon. However, this destination can be reached, Read more...



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