The DoCanto Group Trains New England’s Health Care Advocates

The DoCanto Group, a New England Council member, is working to help improve and expand access to health care in New England. The firm was recently tapped by the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) to develop and implement a program to train the Nutmeg State’s next generation of health care leaders.

After ten years running its successful Health Leadership Fellows Program, which provided training and development to over 200 health equity advocates, CT Health brought in The DoCanto Group to determine how the program could be made even better. What emerged was the Academy for Health Equity Advocacy & Leadership, or AHEAL, which The DoCanto Group designed and will lead.  Through AHEAL, CT Health will help established health equity advocates improve their leadership skills, as well as giving them the policy, advocacy, strategic planning, and communications training they need to affect meaningful change within their communities.

Fellows selected for the Academy will spend 18 months participating in seminars and other activities led by noted advocates and policy makers. The fellows will also each develop their own unique health equity policy agenda. Their agendas will serve as their roadmap during and after their training, helping them to ensure that their advocacy work results in enduring systems change. Each fellow will also be paired with an advisor who will help to coach and guide them throughout their training.

With offices in Washington, DC, and Boston, MA, The DoCanto Group is a bipartisan government relations firm specializing in public health and health care legislative and regulatory policy, with a particular focus on underserved communities. The New England Council applauds the work The DoCanto Group is doing to ensure everyone in New England has access to quality health care.

Read more about AHEAL and The DoCanto Group’s work here.

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