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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
IMAGINE Citizens kicked off our Fall 2018 engagement activities on October 27 with a networking event at the Medicine Hat College, attended by a small and very passionate group of local citizens.
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.
The World Health Organization has defined people-centred care as: “an approach to care that consciously adopts the perspectives of individuals, caregivers, families and communities as participants in, and beneficiaries of, trusted health systems that are organized around the comprehensive needs of people rather than individual diseases.” So what does this mean to Albertans? What is […]