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Decades of one-size-fits-all solutions have made health care cost too much and deliver too little. Making health care work for all starts with putting people in control with more personalization and choice.

It’s time to reimagine health care

People who are closest to a problem are often best able to solve it. When it comes to health care, that means empowering patients to make choices that are right for them and empowering health care professionals they trust to provide high-quality care at prices people can afford.

Unfortunately, America’s health care system makes that impossible. Public policies have shifted control over health care spending to third-party payers (government, insurance companies, employers). The result has been to remove incentives for lowering costs and has failed to provide meaningful choices that help patients achieve high-quality outcomes. Meanwhile, health care providers and entrepreneurs have been hindered by red tape that limits life-enhancing innovations.

The Stand Together community supports health care professionals, researchers, and policymakers who are changing the way our country thinks about, talks about, and tackles health care. That includes embracing innovation, entrusting patients with more control over their health care decisions, opening markets that maximize value for consumers, and providing a safety net that supports families through hard times while empowering them with more agency over their lives.

Carrell Clinic FEATURED STORY The Carrel Clinic helps patients often overlooked
Real solutions, lasting change

The Stand Together community partners with doctors, nurses, researchers, and policymakers who are making health care work for all.


Policy reforms enacted across 26 states that empower patients and doctors with more choices and liberate health care providers from red tape.


New academic and policy scholars supported in 2023 at leading institutions such as Johns Hopkins and University of Chicago.


People now have more access to mental health care through local nonprofit and private-sector options.

Featured Partners

Stand Together community partners are recognized as among the most innovative and effective organizations in America. Below is a snapshot of our current partnership network in health care.

Top stories

Get inspiring stories, ideas, and advice from changemakers who are tackling America’s biggest problems in health care.

The image shows a text message that says "911 What's your emergency?" and a person holding a smartphone 6 facts about accesSOS, a text-to-911 app that gets you the right help

The accesSOS app is poised to offer both accessibility and badly needed help for emergency services.

How Can We Fix the Mental Health System in America? More therapists won’t fix the mental health care crisis, but this can

Peer support may be the key to transforming mental health care. So far, it’s working for millions.

On the left is an image of an eye on a screen and on the right is someone using a keyboard on a laptop that says "Choose your vision test" Visibly’s digital eye exam shakes up the status quo

Regulatory barriers stunt innovation. When Visibly won approval for its online vision test, a vital new technology entered the market.

Someone with a prosthetic leg lifting weights The Carrell Clinic Foundation helps patients who are often overlooked

The current healthcare system leaves many behind, including those needing life-changing orthopedic care.

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