- 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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We’re Not Done Yet! When we launched the Archimedes Movement in January 2006, with a bold vision of Oregon leading the way on reform, we knew it would take time. That’s why we focused on building a ‘movement’ not a campaign. Six Years Later When the Governor announced that Oregon would receive $1.9 billion dollars to support the development of Coordinated …
Working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, NPR asked people on Facebook to share their experiences within the US health care system. Within 24 hours they had close to 1,000 stories. Anyone who wonders why we do the work we do should check out the full story along with the links to the polling …
In The Oregonian, Michele Cole reports that, “Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has struck a deal with the federal government that is worth $1.9 billion over the next five years.” She adds: Kitzhaber, who cleared this week’s calendar and flew to Washington Tuesday, announced an agreement with the Obama Administration on a new coordinated health care system intended to reduce costs …
Whether you watched The West Wing or not, this is a great video clip for everybodywalks.org Cast members reunited to to support the effort of walking 30 minutes a day. Watch the clip.