- 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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You’re invited to the 2014 Coordinated Care Model Summit Dec. 3-4. This FREE 2-day conference is open to anyone working on health system transformation nationwide, including health leaders, policymakers, providers, funders and community stakeholders. Throughout the summit, local and national health leaders will share concrete, innovative strategies for what health system transformation looks like on the ground. The summit will include: Keynote …
A new study released by OHSU shows the uninsured rate in Oregon dropping by 63%, primarily due to Medicaid expansion. Read more here.
Read here about updates with Cover Oregon including medicaid enrollees will join private insurance customers in signing up or re-enrolling for coverage through healthcare.gov Also, subsidy error reported to only be about $20 per consumer.
In a comparison of eight countries administrative hospital costs, the US exceeds all others by far, read more in this Commonwealth post about a new Health Affairs study.
Contribute to Oregon’s health system transformation by volunteering with the Consumer Confidence Project! Work description: Volunteers will review member handbooks, websites and welcome packets published by Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs), checking whether consumer-oriented information is included. No special knowledge of health reform or health policy is necessary to volunteer . Time requirement: 12 hours, with potential for more if …