- Who We AreAll great movements have started with people, because collective wisdom is stronger and smarter than any one individual. And we believe that it is time to leave partisan politics behind. We Can Do Better engages citizens in identifying barriers and solutions to improving health and health care for all.We combine traditional tools – community forums and workshops – with new media to bring people together. Online and in-person opportunities for the public to become informed, organize, and voice their opinions lead to real-time grassroots civic action that influences public policy debate. We want public and private programs to reflect our shared principles and framework. The process won’t always be easy or comfortable because we recognize we have tough choices ahead. We believe that positive and lasting social change only comes when engaged citizens work together in common cause. We Can Do Better is a non partisan space for civic engagement for people to develop strategies and solutions that inform public policy and result in better health and health care for all.
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Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2011’
As we end our sixth year, reflection on the past year is a common thing to do. For us, it is the time when our policy committee – the Community Leadership Council (CLC) – reviews what happened this year, and what they want us to focus on in the coming year. We landed on some interesting themes, and those themes …
…imagine what $250,000.00 can do. There are two ways to give: 1. Donate online: www.WeCanDoBetter.org/donate 2. Mail your check to: We Can Do Better PO Box 80176 Portland, OR 97280 Together we can do better. Again, thank you for your support.
Depending on the specifics being discussed it can sound like Oregon is way out in front or lagging terribly behind. Sometimes it’s because we’re being innovative, and sometimes it’s a reflection of the level of data that is available to measure changes in real time. There could be other reasons too, but this recent tool is provided by United Health …
I joined the Freelancers Union when it first started. At the time I was a consultant, working as a sole proprietor and so were my neighbors on all sides. Now they are applying to start a federal CO-OP in several states, including Oregon. Read about their founder, and how entrepreneurs, freelance workers and others are changing the way that health …