IMAGINE is having important conversations about healthcare in Alberta.
The IMAGINE community is a diverse group of Albertans that has been working since 2015 and has been a Society in the province of Alberta since 2018.
We come from all walks of life, and all parts of the province. We are teachers and students, construction workers, bus drivers, farmers and ranchers, consultants, grandparents and stay-at-home moms, healthcare workers, hikers and gardeners, retirees. We are your neighbours, your colleagues and your friends.
Most of us in the IMAGINE community have had some interaction with the healthcare system. Either we have personal experience, or we’ve been involved as the family member or caregiver of a patient. Some of us are healthcare providers, some still working in the system, some retired. Other of us simply want to be a part of the conversation because we know that we will interact with the healthcare system at some point in our lives.
Your voice matters to us. We want to hear about your experiences and hopes.
We invite you to join us and be a part of the conversations.
Our visionA health system intentionally designed in partnership between citizens and other stakeholders to achieve the best possible experiences and outcomes for all Albertans.
Our missionTo enable and mobilize citizens’ ability to influence, and become valued partners in improving health care experiences and outcomes for all.
Our principlesCitizen-driven | Independent | Connected and collaborating | Involved in co-designing healthcare | Guided by evidence | Aware that healthcare is one of many determinants of health
Our strategies and actions
Expand and enrich citizen participation
Connect and work together with interested individuals and citizen groups from across the province to create a collective voice that shapes our health system and drives change.
- Inviting participation and providing orientation
- Creating a database of citizens to participate in health care initiatives
- Building a network of citizen leaders and citizen/patient groups
Focus on health outcomes that matter to Albertans
Identify, assess and report back on the outcomes that matter most to citizens.
- Reaching out and listening to what matters to Albertans
- Agreeing on a list of outcomes that matters most
- Working with health care partners to assess progress and report back
Learn from research and experience
Gather and share information that leads to improved patient experience and outcomes and helps us be active partners in our own care.
- Providing citizens with one stop access to useful information
- Using Albertans’ health care experiences to inform health system decisions
- Commissioning scientific studies that provide evidence for system change
Work in partnership with our health system
Collaborate with health system stakeholders to drive system and culture change.
- Engaging with health related organizations on projects of mutual interest
- Building a network of health system stakeholders to move change forward