- 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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Read this article in the November 2014 Atlantic magazine about physician authors writing about the doctor-patient relationship. We Can Do Better is leading the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium and participating in the Oregon Medical Association’s Choosing Wisely effort to help people improve their relationships with their doctors and health providers.
Portland was part of a federal survey done to look at what a consumer would pay for procedures if paying out of pocket. Read more here.
Read here for tips on looking at Oregon’s health plan options.
Join us October 1, 2015 to Learn, Connect and Act at our 7th Annual We Can Do Better Conference “Connecting the Dots for a Healthier Oregon” at the Ambridge Event Center in Portland, OR. Watch our newsletter and our 2015 Conference webpage for more information coming soon. See what happened at our 2014 conference here. We are actively seeking sponsors, for …
CCO evaluation project hits first milestone Portland, Oregon November 17, 2014—In October, the Consumer Confidence Project (CCP) gathered preliminary data from publically available sources on how Oregon’s sixteen coordinated care organizations (CCOs) reach out to their members. “Coordinated Care Organizations and health system transformation is a grand Oregon experiment. The Oregon Health Authority and CMS have defined quite a few metrics that are …