- 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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We are excited to announce that Regina Holliday will be our keynote speaker at our 6th Annual We Can Do Better Conference on April 24, 2014. Regina is an artist and patient advocate, learn more about her here. If you are interested in attending our conference, please register early for early bird special.
You are invited to attend: Primary Care Transformed to Improve Health in Oregon Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM The PSU & OHSH IHI Open School Chapter is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium and networking event focused on Oregon’s implementation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) Program. This event will highlight Oregon’s model, implementation strategies, evidence of …
We are now participating in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program. Please support We Can Do Better as we continue to bring you information about improving Health in Oregon by linking your Fred Meyer rewards card here. You can find us by searching for our name (We Can Do Better) or this number 91658.
Study finds “Why Changing the Definition of Full-Time Work Under the ACA Will Put More Workers at Risk and Increase Federal Spending”
New Commonwealth study looks at how changing the definition of full-time workers under the ACA will put more workers at risk and potentially increase federal spending. What are your thoughts?
This piece gives a cancer patients experience before and after the Affordable Care Act.