Press Release: Coalition surpasses 1 million members

Our advocacy community is one million strong, and counting.

Coalition celebrates surpassing 1 million supporters nationwide. With 1 million online supporters and counting, the Coalition continues to serve as a leading voice to protect patient care and stop additional cuts to hospital care.

Contact: Marie Watteau, AHA, (202) 626-2351,
Richard Coorsh, FAH, (202) 624-1527,

Coalition to Protect America's Healthcare reaches one million supporters

Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2015 – Today, the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care celebrates reaching a goal of one million supporters committed to keeping hospitals strong. After a national effort operated across traditional and social media channels , one million people have signed up to follow the Coalition’s important efforts to protect patient care and hospitals.

Since its formation in 2000, the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care has seen support contin ually grow for its many programs. In 2013, the Coalition launched a digital community of advocates, which significantly increased the online engagement in its initiatives and sped up progress towards its advocacy goals. Through programs such as Hospital Heroes, the Coalition has reached many caring supporters who are committed to the betterment of health care for all Americans.

With an online community standing at one million strong — and counting — the Coalition will continue to serve as a leading voice to protect patient care and stop additional hospital cuts in 2015. The Coalition has long stood as a strong advocate to protect patients’ access to health care and is joined by a record number of supporters. To learn how to get more involved with the Coalition, visit our Take Action page:

The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care was created in 2000. It is a broad-based group of hospitals, businesses, and national, state and local hospital association s dedicated to educating the public about threats to hospital financing and how these threats affect patients and their families.