- 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…
- What You Can Do
Read how the Supreme Court hearing the King v. Burwell case may impact the ACA and Oregon in particular as a state that is now using the federal exchange. Share this, please:
Check out Dr. Atul Gawande’s new book on end of life care “Being Mortal” which discusses a Better way to die. Listen to today’s interview on Here & Now. Many case studies of how being person centric, can decrease health care costs. Share this, please:
The Alliance for a Just Society put out a report card that has Oregon ranked #26 in the country and receiving a grade of C in the 2014 Women’s Health Report Card. Read more about it here. Share this, please:
The Take Away had an interesting story today about how high medical costs, which are not transparent are impacting American’s debt. Share this, please:
Register now for the 2014 Place Matters Conference! The Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division invites you! Join others working to create conditions and environments for tobacco free living, healthy eating, active living and taking care of ourselves. Conference Date: Wednesday, November 19 – Friday, November 21, 2014 Place: Hilton Portland, 921 SW Sixth Ave, Portland, OR 97204 Registration Fee*: …