Statement of Principles: Personal Health Information

IMAGINE Citizens and Greg’s Wings have developed a Statement of Principles for Personal Health Information to serve as a foundation for further conversations with Albertans around their ownership of and the access they have to their Personal Health Information. Read the full document.

IMAGINE COVID Survey Findings

In late August to mid-September 2020, IMAGINE Citizens conducted a brief survey of people in or connected to our community about citizen involvement in future pandemic planning and decision-making. Read the survey results summary.

Med Wise Alberta

A collaboration between IMAGINE and the University of Alberta, Med Wise is a peer-led, skill-based educational and behavioral intervention designed for seniors to help manage their medication and improve communication with their pharmacist.

IMAGINE Citizens has joined the ACCESS 2022 movement

Access 2022 is a social movement to create a new day for health care in Canada, one where Canadians have access to their health information and digitally-enabled tools and services to better manage their care.  IMAGINE Citizens is pleased to join other organizations, industry, health care providers and Canadians to transform care. As new technologies […]

Help us sharpen our focus on IMAGINE’s core goals

By Judy Birdsell We are often asked: What makes IMAGINE unique? To provide a clear answer to the question, we have crafted a simple statement that we call a value proposition. We want the statement to be concise – a sort of 30-second elevator speech for people who are just learning about us. What do […]

The input of everyday Albertans made a difference

By Nancy Walter A year ago, IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health completed a project in which we had an in-depth conversation with 28 Albertans over the course of several months on two topics that were top of mind to Alberta Health (government ministry responsible for health). The purpose of the project was to inform future […]

MyHealth Record

By Nancy Walter The Government of Alberta has recently launched a new portal that makes it possible for Albertans to access some of our health information online. This is a first important step toward making our complete health record a tool for us to use to ensure our care is seamless and effective.  MyHealth Records […]

Building networks and hearing from Albertans – IMAGINE Citizens 2018 year in review

By Judy Birdsell and Charlie Fischer Four years ago, the grassroots movement that became IMAGINE Citizens was born with Friday morning meetings at the O’Brien Institute for Health at the University of Calgary involving a small group of people passionate about health and health care. This past year has been one of our busiest. Here is […]

Connect Care welcomes input from IMAGINE Citizens

by Leslie Ayre-Jaschke Connect Care is a new clinical information system being designed to link Alberta Health Services facilities, programs and services. Learn more about this collaborative effort being launched in the fall of 2019.    

How personalizing health systems adds value for citizens

EDITOR’S NOTE: SCAN Health is a partner of IMAGINE Citizens. It is dedicated to advancing health systems to achieve the best possible experiences and outcomes for patients through supply chain transformation. Health systems can become more patient-centred by personalizing their structures, services and care delivery models. These changes enable citizens to be more engaged in […]

Passionate about health care in Medicine Hat?

Join us on Saturday, October 27th for the Medicine Hat debut of the powerful short film Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story. The day starts at 11:00 AM with a community conversation about health care (and lunch) hosted by IMAGINE Citizens, followed by the movie and then a panel discussion facilitated by Greg’s Wings Projects.

An appeal from someone living with dementia

Editor’s Note: Jim Mann is a person living with a diagnosis of dementia. He is a member of VOICES – a citizen committee that is an important part of the Canada-wide research program called Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC). On June 13, 2018, the whole TREC team spent at day in Edmonton. The group […]

Edmonton citizens connect with IMAGINE Citizens

By Stephanie Montesanti and Alexandra Harrison On June 14, IMAGINE Citizens hosted an energetic networking event at the Edmonton Intercultural Centre. It was an opportunity to connect with colleagues and make new friends. About 20 participants from diverse backgrounds joined half a dozen IMAGINE Citizens volunteers for an evening of conversation and making connections.

Initiative will ease patients’ return home

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) is launching a 17-month collaborative to improve patient and caregiver experiences during transitions from hospital to home.

Falling through the Cracks: Greg’s Story

By Joanna Price My brother Greg Price died after delayed diagnosis and treatment related to testicular cancer. He was young, athletic, intelligent, and an advocate for himself. Despite that poor hand-offs, breaks in care and lack of support led to his unexpected death nearly 6 years ago.