The Mid-America Coalition on Health Care (Coalition) was incorporated as a non-profit organization by the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City 1979.It was formed by the CEOs of the region’s largest employers as a vehicle to address the cost of health care. In 1990, Coalition membership was expanded to include hospitals, physicians, health plans, public health, government, and academia; and the current collaborative was in place. The Coalition is the principal organization in the bi-state region bringing together major employers and all healthcare delivery stakeholders (physicians and medical societies, health plans, hospitals, unions, pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, public health, and bi-state governmental units) to address the rising costs of health care and improve the health and well-being current and future employees and their families in the greater Kansas City area. This community-wide membership base and the collaborative model enable the Coalition to draw upon the widest possible range of expertise from the region, and the nation, to carry out its projects.
The Mid-America Coalition on Health Care leverages the expertise, experience, and resources of its multi-disciplinary membership to promote the health and well-being of current and future employees and their families in the greater Kansas City area.
Through the power of collaboration and utilizing innovative best practices, MACHC provides leadership and acts as a catalyst to effect positive changes for containing health care costs and improving health outcomes.