- 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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WCDB Board Chair Travis Stovall and Executive Director Amy Fellows on MetroEast Community Hotline on May 14.
Regina Holliday’s touching speech from WCDB’s 6th Annual Conference April 24, 2014.
Register Here On May 23rd, 2014 the PSU & OHSH IHI Open School Chapter along with the Portland State Pre-Health Society will host an interdisciplinary panelist discussion and networking event focused on engaging students and faculty in a discussion about the role of future health professionals in Oregon’s health care transformation efforts. Please join us at 4:30pm for a chance to network with health …
Read in Health Affairs Grant Watch blog about We Can Do Better’s funder of the Northwest OpenNotes Consortium, Cambia Health Foundation working with RWJF on opening up clinicians’ notes.
The Oregon Equity Project The Oregon Equity Project will kick off with a statewide event on June 4th, 2014. Join national and local leaders on health equity for the kick off of a project to identify ways to implement health equity on the ground. This is the first of a series of events and workshops that the Project will host in communities throughout Oregon over the next year, and is …