- 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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Our list of speakers is growing, Congressman Blumenauer will now be joining us on April 24. Learn about our conference and register here.
John Santa, MD, MPH, Director of the Health Ratings Center at Consumer Reports will be returning to participate in our conference this year. We will be closing the loop on some of the topics Dr. Santa brought to our attention at last year’s conference including Open Notes and Choosing Wisely. Come and learn how you can get involved with We Can Do Better in this …
Janet Bauer of the Oregon Center for Public Policy was a guest columnist on Health Care Inc. Northwest discussing who will be left uninsured due to status or affordability. Read more here.
Friday afternoons -Walk In Cover Oregon Application Assistance at Coalition of Community Health Clinics
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? Cover Oregon Application Assistance at the CCHC office, 619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 106, Friday afternoons from 1-4 PM. For questions and help enrolling in Cover Oregon health plans. NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY ! 619 SW 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97205 Through Cover Oregon, you can get access to: • Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) • Financial assistance to pay …
If you have not yet enrolled in Cover Oregon, you have until March 31. SEIU is offering free, open to the public enrollment workshops throughout Oregon through open enrollment. Please register to ensure your spot. Look here for an opportunity near you.