Coalitions
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As our name implies, the ACI Alliance is active in many coalitions aimed at improving the lives of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as a whole. The various groups bring together the breadth of groups active in this area including veterans’ associations, medical organizations, and disability awareness. By collaborating with these other associations, we aim to expand information on and access to CI. 

Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus

Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus (CHHC) is a coalition that supports the CHHC, a US House of Representatives Caucus focused on issues related to hearing health.

The ACI Alliance recently became the Chair of the Friends of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus (FCHHC). The FCHHC is focused on supporting the work of the House Congressional Hearing Health Caucus’s goal of raising awareness for issues faced by the deaf and hard of hearing communities, including health issues, access to coverage, and early intervention for children. 

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Parent CHOICE

The ACI Alliance works collaboratively with other organizations in the field of hearing loss to ensure families are supported in their choices for their children with hearing loss.

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ITEM COALITION

ACI Alliance participates in coalitions with other organizations in healthcare or disability fields to expand opportunities to address public policy issues. In August 2019, the Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition included difficulty in securing long-term cochlear implant equipment under Medicaid in a letter to CMS regarding the Patients over Paperwork Initiative.  

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DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING ALLIANCE (dHHA)

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA) is a coalition of organizations that focus on public policy and other issues related to improving the quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHA’s major objective is to provide a forum whereby relevant information can be shared, plans made and actions taken for collaborative and mutually supportive efforts. DHHA members are not-for-profit national consumer and professional entities of or for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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habilitation benefits coalition (HAB)

The HAB Coalition is a group of organizations who are independently active in their support for habilitative services and devices. The coalition coordinates, sustains and aggressively promotes a unified voice that has had, to date, a material impact on the contents of the federal guidance that states are using to make decisions involving Essential Health Benefits (EHB), particularly around habilitation benefits.

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The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.