Since 2014, Oregon Food Bank has been developing partnerships with health care organizations to jointly address the food insecurity and nutrition status of their patients. Our respect for the work of the health care community has grown through our work together implementing screenings for food …
Allies for a Healthier Oregon Weekly Meetings in Salem every Wednesday in Capital Room H-278 at 12 Noon – 1pm throughout the 2017 legislative session Noon – 1:00 pm Capital Room H-278 Conference Call Line: 971-279-6625 Suggestions for AHO Weekly meeting speakers? Contact – Suzanne, AHO …
Senators Jeff Merkley & Ron Wyden Representatives Earl Blumenauer & Suzanne Bonamici & Kurt Schrader Donald Trump and the Republican Congress want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, slash Medicare and Medicaid, and defund Planned Parenthood. It’s up to us to speak out, stand tall, …
The Public Health Division is currently engaged in an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) self-evaluation. The goal of this assessment is to improve ADA accessibility for staff, stakeholders, and members of the public by: Inviting staff and stakeholders to provide feedback related to accessibility concerns …
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- 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.
- What We DoEducation We optimize website, webinars, in-person sessions and our Annual Conference to accommodate those who understand health policy inside and out, along with those who are new to the language of insurance, health plans, health reform, public and private approaches. Education can be tailored for small groups or large gatherings. Workshops Since part of our mission is around engagement, each year we hold trainings on public speaking, framing and messaging, and how to be compelling when speaking with (or before) policy makers and decision makers. Coalitions Being a non-partisan organization allows us to work in coalitions with other organizations who share the belief that that health reform should result in better health, lower or contained costs, and a better experience for all of us who use the system – the essential components of the Triple Aim. Staff from We Can Do Better have played leadership roles in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Consumer Voices for Coverage, the Oregon Health Reform Collaborative, the Allies Group, the Human Services Coalition of Oregon, and the Ladders to Leadership Initiative. Consultation Staff are available to meet with community organizations, local leaders and employers to sort through some of the complex issues that must be…
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