We work to help Albertans understand our health system and to engage effectively in health related activities such as discussions on our own health, and health system improvement activities. A free online information series under development includes four themes that citizens in Alberta have identified as necessary to better understand the basics of their health-care system. The project is co-led by citizens, patients and families working with IMAGINE, the Strategic Clinical Networks™, and a host of other partners and citizen volunteers.
The policy known as Family Presence enables patients to designate family members and loved ones who can stay by their side 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Better Together: Partnering with Families campaign encourages hospitals to adopt family presence policies that view family members as partners in care rather than visitors. IMAGINE’s volunteers led the development of the Better Together materials.
Primary Health Care Engagement
IMAGINE recruited 25 members of the public from across the province to learn about, analyze and make recommendations about how health care is delivered in our communities.
Collaboration for Change
IMAGINE joined the Collaboration for Change Initiative (CCI) in 2016. CCI is a coalition of organizations in Alberta committed to improving primary health care through dialogue, mutual exploration and citizen-centred action.
Child and Youth Mental Health Group
Members of IMAGINE Citizens’ Child and Youth Mental Group are committed to improving child and youth mental health in Alberta. We “imagine” a future where our youth are mentally healthy, strong, and able to reach their full potential.