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  • JWCH Institute Inc.
    JWCH Institute's mission is to improve the health status and well being of underserved segments of the population of Los Angeles County through the direct provision or coordination of health care, health education services and research. JWCH Institute, Inc. is a private non-profit health agency that was established as the Attending Staff Association of the John Wesley County Hospital in 1960 by concerned L.A. County physicians. These staff physicians sought to establish an agency that could obtain additional funds to support and augment patient care, education, and research at the John Wesley facility. When the hospital was demolished in 1979, the agency continued its efforts to assist LA County patients, but the name was no longer relevant and was subsequently changed to JWCH Institute Inc.

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance
    NCQA is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans. They are governed by a Board of Directors that includes employers, consumer and labor representatives, health plans, quality experts, regulators, and representatives from organized medicine. In 1996, NCQA released HEDIS 3.0 which enables both public and private purchasers to use the same performance measurement tool to evaluate plans, regardless of whether the plans serve commercial or public populations

  • Institute of the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center
    The Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty, a project of the Weingart Center, is a non-profit, non-partisan, research and policy organization serving the research and networking needs of academics, government, community based direct service agencies, policy-advocacy organizations, the media, philanthropic organizations, policymakers and other members of the community involved with the issues of homelessness and poverty.

    The Institute is strategically situated on Skid Row at the Weingart Center, the largest homeless service organization in Los Angeles, with more than 15 years of experience helping men and women break the cycle of homelessness.

  • National Health Law Program
    The National Health Law Program is a national public interest law firm that seeks to improve health care for America's working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people with disabilities. NHeLP serves legal services programs, community-based organizations, the private bar, providers and individuals who work to preserve a health care safety net for the millions of uninsured or underinsured low-income people.

  • Urban Institute
    The Urban Institute is a nonprofit policy research organization established in Washington, D.C., in 1968. The Institute's goals are to sharpen thinking about society's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about important public choices.


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