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Tapper Receives 2015 ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award

ACAP_TapperThe Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) recently bestowed upon Joy Tapper, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership, an honorable mention as part of its 2015 Leadership in Advocacy Award.

Children’s Community Health Plan, a member of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and an active member of ACAP, nominated Ms. Tapper for the ACAP Leadership in Advocacy Award for her nearly a decade of advocacy work for the most underserved and vulnerable populations in Wisconsin to have access to health insurance coverage and quality healthcare services.

“Joy handles her advocacy work with commitment, compassion, grace and tenacity,” said Robert Duncan, president, Children’s Community Health Plan. “Through Children’s Community Health Plan (CCHP), we are fortunate to work collaboratively with Joy as she continues to work to secure adequate and affordable coverage for low-income individuals, expand access and improve care coordination.”

ACAP is a national trade association representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states. ACAP’s mission is to strengthen not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans in their work to improve the health of lower income and vulnerable populations. The Leadership in Advocacy award is presented to an individual who clearly exceeds the norm in advocating for Medicaid and other safety net health programs, and on behalf of the vulnerable populations that these programs serve. It reflects the extent to which the leader’s work reflects the core mission of Medicaid and other safety net health programs, their efficacy in improving safety net programs, and their advocacy incorporated innovative approaches.

Photo: Children’s Community Health Plan presented the recognition to Joy Tapper on behalf of the ACAP earlier this month. Pictured (left) Robert Duncan, president, Children’s Community Health Plan, Joy Tapper and Mark Rakowski, vice president, Children’s Community Health Plan.

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