- 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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Health Care for All Oregon is hosting Gerald Friedman PhD,Health Care Economist on a Tour of Oregon May 13-19. See here for more information about times and locations. Tuesday May 13, Pendleton Tuesday May 13, La Grande Wednesday May 14, Eugene Thursday May 15, Ashland Friday May 16, Corvallis Saturday May 17, Portland Sunday May 18, Bend Monday May 19, …
Today, We Can Do Better issued a press release about the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium, a unique regional collaboration among nine prominent health systems and medical groups in the Northwest that will provide more than one million patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington with electronic access to the notes their providers include in medical records. This marks the first time that OpenNotes, …
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has new reports out regarding national marketplace enrollment numbers. Reflections from Dr. David Blumenthal on what the end of the first enrollment period means for the future of the ACA. While Oregonians can enroll through April 30 as deadline extended.
Register today March 31st to get in on the last day of the early bird discount for We Can Do Better’s 6th Annual Conference April 24! Join us with Regina Holliday, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Dr. John Santa, Tricia Tillman and more amazing thought leaders.
There is still time to get in on our early bird registration, we extended it until March 31. Look here to learn more about our 6th Annual conference and register.