National Health Care Reform
HIP's TIPS FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM ADVOCACY- v.2009.3
#10 Seize opportunities to PARTICIPATE
#9 Join GRASSROOTS campaigns; beware ASTROTURF
Petitions, e-mail, FAX & telephone calls to Congress
#8 Seek strange bedfellows for COLLABORATION
Better Health Care Together http://www.betterhealthcaretogether.org/
#7 Learn the lingo (and code words)
Universal Coverage ≠ Single payer
Health Insurance Reform vs. Health Care Reform
#5 Accept an IMPERFECT solution
Atul Gawande MD, Getting There from Here, The New Yorker, January 26, 2009.
#4 Focus on care and cost as well as COVERAGE
Atul Gawande MD, The Cost Conundrum, The New Yorker June 1, 2009.
#3 Advocate for WELLNESS as part of health care reform
Alliance for the Healthiest Nation http://www.healthiestnation.org/
#2 Use multimedia COMMUNICATIONS with stories and data
Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County video,
#1 Support LOCAL BOOTSTRAP solutions
Gawande, Berwick, Fisher & McClellan, 10 Steps to Better Health Care, New York Times, August 13, 2009.
Updated for: Watsonville Chapter, American Association of University Women, Nov. 17, 2009.
- 2012 SNCC Report to the Community
- Long Term Acute Care Community Project
- Primary Care & Behavioral Health Integration
- CHCF PCMH Initiative Report
- Baby Gateway Program Report
- Safety Net Clinic Video
- Healthy Kids Video
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