The Do Canto Group is a bipartisan government relations firm specializing in public health and health care legislative and regulatory policy, with a particular focus on underserved communities. A recognized leader and expert in health care policy, with more than 25 years of inside the Washington DC beltway experience, our firm has a proven track record of building bipartisan consensus, guiding federal legislation into law, and directing national issue campaigns and coalitions.

The prominent Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill named Do Canto Group Founder and President Licy Do Canto one of Washington DC's top lobbyists for eight consecutive years (2010-2017), describing him as “a name to know in the competitive world of Washington advocacy” and dubbing him “a highly regarded healthcare lobbyist” and “an ardent defender of public health programs who makes disadvantaged communities his main focus.”

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Do Canto Named Top Lobbyist in the Nation’s Capital for 8th Consecutive Year

In the crowded world of Washington advocacy, only a select few have shown an ability to get things done, and thereby risen to the top of their profession to earn a slot on The Hill’s Top Lobbyists in the nation’s capital.

Do Canto Talks Health Disparities, Health IT, and Starting a Policy Firm in Washington DC

TDG President talks about improving the well-being of underserved communities through Health IT, and launching a successful minority-majority public policy firm in the nation’s capital and Boston.

Do Canto Urges New England Students to Dream Big, Don’t Forget Community

TDG President Delivers Keynote Address on Empowerment, to National Honor Society Students from Across New England at the NHS Massachusetts State Summit #StudentsWhoLead

Do Canto Group Co-Authors Seminal Health Workforce Report

Licy Do Canto co-authors major report with CHW Network of NYC, New York State Foundation and Columbia University on the role of Community Health Workers.

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Do Canto Warns Against Adding Census Citizenship Question

CQ Roll Call

March 28, 2018

Adding a question about citizenship status to the U.S. census could have wide-ranging impacts on federal and local health programs, said Do Canto. "Data is the "lifeblood" for these programs.

Do Canto Honored for 8th Consecutive Year as a Top Lobbyist in Washington DC

The Hill

November 2, 2017

Do Canto is an energetic champion for his clients, including a home health care network, the community health care industry and a nonprofit that helps connect low-income mothers with nurses.

Do Canto Group President Weighs in on Latest Attempt to Repeal Obamacare

Financial Times

September 20, 2017

"This is about emotion, not substance," said Licy Do Canto, head of the Do Canto Group, a public policy consulting group, about the Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal Bill.

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