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  • HCM Launches Federal Financial Aid Advocacy Fund

    HCM is launching the Federal Financial Aid Advocacy (FFAA) Fund, a grant program to support advocacy activity that expands stakeholder engagement in federal policymaking for financial aid programs. Governed by an expert Advisory Committee, the FFAA Fund will support $1 million in short-term grants to enable nonprofits and higher education systems to develop effective messaging, ... [more]

    Learn more about the FFAA Fund and how to apply by clicking here.
  • FDA should make it easier to hear patients’ voices

    Patient testimony provides a critical perspective during FDA committee hearings, but the current system ignores the numerous obstacles to patient engagement.  Now, a recent analysis of committee proceedings is suggesting these obstacles are leading to unwanted influence from drug companies on patient testimony.  Ronnie Tepp argues the enormous importance of patient testimony, and calls on the FDA to ... [more]

    FDA should make it easier to hear patients’ voices (Read Article)
  • Patient Advocacy Coalition Launches

    Partners for Better Care (PBC), a nonpartisan coalition comprised of  patient organizations seeking to improve health care in the U.S., launched this morning. PBC’s inaugural members—AIDS United, American Liver Foundation, Amputee Coalition, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Hemophilia Federation of America, The MAGIC Foundation, National MS Society, Parkinson’s Action Network and United Cerebral Palsy—all ... [more]

  • Wheelchair Accessible Park Expanded in Scranton, PA

    HCM Partner Michael Manganiello, on behalf of The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, presented a grant check and was part of the dedication ceremony for new equipment for Scranton Park in Scranton, PA on November 5, 2015. The additional equipment being dedicated at the children’s park included a glider with room for two wheelchairs built in, ... [more]

  • Uber Ed

    “Who is to say that more individuals cannot become the drivers of their own education, enabled with the proper tools and guidance?” Terrell Halaska discusses the changing higher education landscape in Inside Higher Ed.  Read the full article here. [more]

  • States to Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It

    Recent post from The Pew Charitable Trusts, “States to Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It” discusses growing movement for higher ed public funding based on performance, citing HCM & Martha Snyder’s Driving Better Outcomes report. [more]

    States to Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It
  • Fixing FAFSA

    Kristin Conklin makes her case why it’s time to #FixFAFSA and allow millions of Americans the opportunity to easily apply for and receive timely, clear information about federal grants and loans for college. [more]

    Fixing FAFSA
  • ESEA: When Bipartisanship Goes Wrong

    They label it as “bipartisanship,” but many of the interest groups lobbying the rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) are not focused on what is in the best interest of America’s students.  Terrell Halaska explains why a movement with traction on both sides of the aisle isn’t necessarily one we should be following. [more]

    When Bipartisanship Goes Wrong (Read Article)