Coalition Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

Accelerating Marketplace Disruption

Comprised of National Alliance staff and leaders from member coalitions, Affinity Groups cover key areas affecting the current healthcare marketplace. These groups provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities through topic-specific forums, allowing members to gain up-to-date information and respond quickly to the ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Choosing Wisely®/Appropriate Use

Educates coalitions, employers and workforces on the Choosing Wisely Campaign and provides recommended actions to advance conversations between providers and consumers and the resulting care processes and outcomes. View the National Alliance Action Brief: Choosing Wisely: Putting Care Back in the Hands of Doctors and Patients.

Coalition Capacity Building

Enables new coalition members to learn and share information on key topics and discovers key priorities for the coalitions along with best practice approaches.

Community Health

Allows members to share information and lessons learned that influence health and culture in diverse communities.

Data-driven Strategy

Informs National Alliance members about data integration capabilities of peer members and shares technical and non-technical challenges and opportunities to support improved value-based population health management and/or to collectively influence other data management stakeholders (e.g., health plans, consultants).


Provides a forum for National Alliance members who use eValue8 to discuss issues, opportunities and lessons learned to influence improved health plan performance. Four types of assessments are supported by the tool: core, mental health, oncology and pharmacy benefits management. COMING SOON: Advanced primary care.

Health Policy

Maintains a member-oriented federal healthcare policy agenda that supports, monitors and reports federal legislation and initiatives to advance value-based purchasing, improve general population health, and protect and strengthen the employer-based healthcare infrastructure.

Value-based Contracting

Offers a discussion forum for National Alliance members who use, or are considering using, direct contracting with healthcare providers (e.g., hospitals and physicians) to promote value-based purchasing strategies and exchange information, news and ideas.