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HCM effectively works on our clients behalf, providing support and strategic guidance to help form policy priorities that are impactful and meaningful in the channels of both health and education.  We tackle the hard stuff, reforming federal financial aid, increasing college attainment and completion rates and ensuring that patient preferences and priorities are at the center of regulatory decision-making.

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Alliance of Community Health Plans

The community-based health plans and provider organizations that make up ACHP’s membership provide coverage and care for more than 21 million Americans nationwide. These organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and the quality of care.

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Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The association’s membership consists of 239 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks to accelerate efforts already under way in higher education and to support the enormous talent, creativity, and energy being applied to improving student completion rates and lowering costs while raising the quality of the U.S. postsecondary education system.

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Braeburn Pharmaceuticals

Braeburn is developing long-acting medicines for treating opioid addiction. Opioid addiction, also known as opioid use disorder (OUD), is a medical condition requiring medical treatment. Together with counseling and support, Braeburn’s next generation medicines aim to support patients focusing on the reintegration of their lives with their families and communities.

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Campaign for College Opportunity

Campaign for College Opportunity is a statewide advocacy organization in California with a mission to ensure all students in the state have the opportunity to attend and succeed in college. They work to influence legislation and system policies through raising student voice, collaborating with other like-minded leaders, and elevating research and best practices. In 2014, HCM Strategists worked with the CCO Board to develop their next strategic plan through 2018.

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Collaborative for Student Success

The Collaborative for Student Success is a non-profit advocacy organization that works to defend high standards, high-quality assessments, and strong systems of accountability, to ensure that all kids are prepared for college or career. Through capacity-building efforts with in-state organizations and collaboration with national partners, we promote fact-based public discourse and fight to advance policies that promote best practices and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.

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College Board

College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Their mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Their initiatives promote curricula, assessment tools, district and guidance resources that help K-12 students prepare for and connect with higher education. With tools like the Advanced Placement (AP®) college-level courses and the SAT college entrance exam, College Board is at the forefront of college preparation.

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Council of Chief State School Officers

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Bureau of Indian Education and the five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. They are committed to ensuring that all students participating in our public education system — regardless of background — graduate prepared for college, careers, and life.

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Dillard University

Since 1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category by Washington Monthly.

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EnLearn

EnLearn’s mission is to radically improve education for every student by continuously adapting the entire learning ecosystem. They have developed a groundbreaking learning platform that allows publishers, school districts, and teachers to work together to deliver personalized learning while using classroom data to make content and learning more effective. Enlearn diagnoses key learning obstacles and misconceptions in real-time to deliver the right problem with the right support at the right time, personalized to the student’s learning DNA.

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Equity Forward

Equity Forward is a staff of researchers, lawyers and communications professionals that uses research to inform reports and campaigns to effectively reduce or eliminate the damaging work of anti-reproductive health forces.

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Excelencia in Education

Excelencia in Education, founded in 2004, accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce and for civic leadership.

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Learning Heroes

Learning Heroes helps answer your questions: about homework, what your child is expected to learn each year, ways you can support your child’s emotional health and happiness, planning for college, and more. Their mission is to inspire and equip parents as Learning Heroes, so every child can succeed. They connect you to useful information and simple actions you can take to help your child thrive in school and life. Their team helps you understand how to best support your child’s education and connect you to resources from some of the nation’s most trusted experts and organizations such as the National PTA, Scholastic, Common Sense Media, GreatSchools, Univision, and more.

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Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation, an lndianapolis-based private foundation, is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college—especially 21st century students: low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners. Lumina’s goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina pursues this goal in three ways: by identifying and supporting effective practice, through public policy advocacy, and by using our communications and convening power to build public will for change.

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National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.

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Ohio Association of Community Colleges

The trustees, presidents and staff of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) are dedicated to the advancement and implementation of sound policy and initiatives that work to ensure the success of the more than 300,000 community college students in Ohio. Rooted in the belief that every person should have access to a high-quality college education, the OACC supports the mission of the state’s 23 community colleges to provide programming in technical education, lower-division baccalaureate education, developmental education, and continuing education in our local communities.

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SAS

SAS is a trusted analytics powerhouse for organizations seeking immediate value from their data. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. Their bench of analytics solutions and broad industry knowledge keep our customers coming back and feeling confident. With SAS, you can discover insights from your data and make sense of it all, identify what’s working and fix what isn’t, make more intelligent decisions and drive relevant change.

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The Joyce Foundation

The Joyce Foundation is a nonpartisan private foundation that invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how our free enterprise system improves society and the economy. The Foundation conducts research and produces events on issues facing business now and in the future. Through its initiatives, the Foundation builds skills, drives innovation, and encourages growth.

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United Way of Southeast Louisiana

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana spends a great deal of time identifying, assessing and monitoring the most pressing needs in our region. They then fund programs, support collaborations, convene experts, advocate for change and foster new and needed community services to address the issues based on best practices. The organization works tirelessly to provide quality health and human services for our community and measure the results to ensure we are making a difference.

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We Raise New Jersey

WRNJ is a diverse coalition of New Jersey organizations and associations that are united in our belief that New Jersey students need and deserve a world-class education to effectively compete and succeed in our rapidly changing world. Our coalition organizes the power of each member organization into a collective voice to advocate for high quality academic standards and aligned assessments, and to ensure that every child is prepared for college, career, and active citizenship in our communities.

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Past Clients

Achieve
ACT
AIDS Alliance
Algiers Charter School
Aligning Forces for Quality
America Achieves
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
American Diabetes Association
American Enterprise Institute
Apple Tree Institute
Aria Health
Ascension Health
Association for Institutional Research
Association of American Indian Physicians
Austin Chamber of Commerce
B Lab
Battelle Memorial Institute
Biotechnology Org
California Edge Coalition
Capella Education Company
Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma
Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation
Civic Entertainment Group
Clyde Group
Committee for Economic Development
Communications Works
Complete College America
ConwayStrategic
Coquille Indian Tribe
Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
Credential Engine
Cure Epilepsy
Cuyahoga Community College
Dallas Faith Communities Coalition
DC School Reform
DexCom
Diabetes Hands Foundation
diatribe Foundation
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Diversified Education Systems
Dugan Bassett Consulting
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Edge Research
Education Commission of the States
Education Development Center
Excelsior College
ExxonMobil
Faster cures
Florida Memorial University
FOCUS
Foundation in Excellence in Education
George W. Bush Institute
Georgia Gwinnett College
Great Schools
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College
Higher Learning Advocates
Hospital Consulting Group
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Institute for Higher Education Policy
International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Ivy Tech Community College
Jobs for the Future
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
KinderCare Education
Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services
Knowledge Universe
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Lorain County Community College
Louisiana State University Foundation
Maricopa Community College
Montage Marketing Group
National Association of College and University Budget Officers
National Chamber Foundation
National College Access Network
National Governors Association
National Hispanic University
National Indian Health Board
National Math & Science Initiative
New America Foundation
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
New Hampshire Coalition for Business
New York Stem Cell Foundation
Novo Nordisk
PARCC
Parent Engagement Initiative
Parkinson’s Action Network
PhRMA
PIE Network
Planned Parenthood
Rebuilding America’s Middle Class
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc
Scholastic
Skills Funds
Smarter Balanced
Southern University
Southern University at Shreveport
St. Vincent Health
State Higher Education Executive Officers
State of New Mexico
Student Achievement Partners
Sylvan Learning
Tandem Diabetes
Teaching Partners
Tennessee Achieves
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Aspen Institute
The Regents of the University of California
The Teaching Channel
Tides Foundation
University Innovation Alliance
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Texas – Brownsville
University of Virginia / Nudge
University System of Georgia Foundation
Urban Institute
USA Funds (Strada Education Network)
Via Christi Health
Vox Global
Washington Student Achievement Council
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Winston Group
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