Meridian Institute has been working for years to bring together impassioned advocates from all sides of the health care issue, to help unite them toward the common goals of creating a healthier population and improving access to quality care.
Our professionals have worked directly with diverse parties on the key issue of how to expand health care coverage for the uninsured in the United States. We have also facilitated collaborative problem-solving processes on a range of other health-related subjects, such as intellectual property rights for medicines, pandemic preparedness and planning, the shortage of health care workers, and the human health effects of antibiotic use in livestock, among many others.
Participants in our health-related processes have included the pharmaceutical industry; insurance companies; health care professional, direct care worker, and hospital organizations; business groups; consumer advocacy groups; research scientists; private foundations; and government agencies.
Often the health care issue seems only to divide people; however, Meridian professionals don’t see issues in stark terms. Our years of experience facilitating discussions among people with widely opposing viewpoints have taught us that progress can be achieved if the right conditions are created for meaningful dialogue.