Community Conversations are our series of informal, online conversations where we bring Albertans together to discuss what matters most in healthcare. The experiences and ideas we hear are shared with the public and our community partners and help shape our understanding of the most current and important healthcare issues.
We are committed to an approach to citizen engagement and dialogue that emphasizes sharing, mutual respect, inclusion and reciprocity. Through strategic, deliberative dialogue processes, we open the door to new perspectives and shared understanding. We believe that when citizens come together, share their knowledge and experiences they can help make our healthcare system the best it can be.
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November 2020 – Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Wings
IMAGINE partnered with our friends from Greg’s Wings for a virtual screening of Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story – a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the healthcare system that ended in his unexpected and tragic death. The film was followed by an open discussion with Teri and Dave Price including an exploration of the foundations of teamwork that can support positive healthcare journeys.
October 2020 – Talking Digital Health
IMAGINE hosted an interactive and engaging conversation exploring specific digital health tools available to Albertans. The discussion focused on experiences accessing and using the tools and gaps and opportunities around digital health. Forty-one participants from Alberta and other provinces provided their insights and hopes for an improved digital health experience.
September 2020 – COVID-19 & You
Twenty-five participants from across Alberta and beyond joined six facilitators from the IMAGINE community to share stories of how Covid-19 has impacted their health and well-being or that of others they know. The interactive conversation also dug into citizens’ roles and opportunities to shape or contribute to decisions related to public health emergencies such as a pandemic.
Prior to launching Community Conversations in 2020, we conducted forums and other kinds of community-oriented engagements to understand what mattered to Albertans. Our forum on Primary Health Care was a key event.
2017 – Primary Health Care
In 2017, we recruited 28 Albertans to be part of an important conversation to learn about and make recommendations to Alberta Health about how healthcare is delivered in our communities. We asked them about the flow, the connections, the organization and the relationships along their primary health care journey.