Improving The Quality Of Health Care Essay

969 Words Nov 25th, 2015 4 Pages
For years, community groups, neighborhood organizations, and concerned residents from all walks of life have been working to make their communities healthier. They have fought against the closing of local hospitals, pushed for increased funding for clinics, and developed new programs to address the needs of the underserved. Their work, grounded in the history and experience of efforts to effect social change, offers valuable lessons we can use to improve the quality of health care in our own communities. These lessons can inform the methods we use and the choices we make to steer our own community 's concerns.
This framework for planning and action provides specific steps group can take to effectively address its healthcare issues. The ideas offered here are flexible enough to be used by any group, from an established organization with long experience to a start-up group facing its challenges for the first time. The framework can be used as a refresher on organizing for healthcare change, or as an introduction to the steps needed for larger projects. We do not have to follow the framework step-by-step. We can choose to select sections from the framework that are particularly relevant to our group and we encourage consulting the Suggested Readings at the end for further information. One of the major keys to success in organizing is to continually build community participation at all levels. This framework will help us accomplish that goal by offering ways to outreach to new…

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