Take Action: Tool Box for Citizen Engagement
AMERICANS WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO THE CHALLENGES FACING THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
The challenges facing the healthcare system are daunting that’s why we need to work together. The solutions will not come from a centralized entity be it government or a private organization like insurance companies. Because healthcare is personal and local, each and every one of us can contribute to the reform our healthcare system so desperately needs. The Tool Box for Citizen Engagement gives you user friendly information civic engagement tool and other activities that make you the most important piece for achieving the best healthcare system in the world. We divided the activity into three types:
You can learn more about activities for each of these types and start to do your part to achieve the best healthcare system for all of us.In addition you can learn about activities you can engage in activities to make medical care safer with our project, Getting to Zero by 2015.
Take responsibility for your health
What does personal health mean to you?
Whether you’re a healthy adult, a frail, elderly parent or sufferer of a chronic condition, there are countless resources you can use to manage and improve your health and have your say in the ongoing national healthcare debate.
The Get Personal section helps you define what optimal health means to you and your family by providing an overview of specific tools you can use to establish a baseline for your healthcare needs and develop a plan to improve your health and guarantee access to quality healthcare. Here you’ll find scientific research and specific health resources linking public and private information sources that will help you achieve your health goals.
Make a commitment to Health and Wellness
Goal: to help you achieve optimal health, wellbeing and to thrive as a human being.
Use your Personal Health manager
My Personal Health Manager is designed to help you achieve optimal health by building on an understanding of what it takes to create Optimal Health (Salutogenesis) and utilized the latest in digital technology and resources to support you in your health journey.
Go to My Personal Health Manager
Explore your health ecosystem
My Ecosystem provides information about specific assets and related aspects of your physical and related environment.
Go to Your Health Ecosystem
Demand transparency and accountability
Engage with your personal Health Network
Go to My Personal Health Network
Take action to improve your healthcare environment
Be the source for a healthy community
Focusing on your own health is a good start, but there are other factors you don’t have sole control over, from access to quality of care to hospital acquired infections and other unforeseen complications.
The Get Social section provides the tools you need to engage with your neighbors on a local level and collaborate to affect change on a national level. Only by taking ownership of our own health and holding stakeholders responsible for healthy outcomes can we drive solutions and reform in the healthcare system. Join others in reviewing the suggested activities to achieve our collective goals.
Help establish healthy communities and environment
Goal: to help you engage in your social environment and health ecosystem in order to achieve Optimal Wellness and healthy community
Give your hospitals and other healthcare institutions a check up
Diagnose the problems gather data
Demand transparency, accountability and public reporting by and of stakeholders
Exercise your civic duty locally and nationally
Make sure your political input counts.
Without an informed and involved population, there’s no way to enrich our democracy and ensure that national and local policies serve the needs of the public. Unless individuals call for the change we want to see, we’ll lose out to special interests and the ideological positions of our elected officials.
The Get Political section helps you learn the issues and the skills needed to participate in the deliberate process of demanding solutions from our political representatives. The resources in this section will help you track regulators and other public servants responsible for shaping our healthcare system – and hold them accountable.
Take part in the political process nationally (and Globally)
Goal: to help all of us achieve a healthy political system that enables all of us to achieve Optimal Wellness and to reach our bio-psycho-social-spiritual potential
Join our road map team to refine the vision
Be part of the team to implement the mission
Monitor progress toward the vision