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.
By Troy Stooke If health knowledge is health power, then a new information program created by citizens and health providers is giving Albertans a valuable new tool.
by Judy Birdsell The federal minister of Health asked two prominent Canadian health leaders in late 2017 to review seven federally funded agencies designed to improve health and health care in the country. Are they doing the job they were created to do?
by Alexandra (Alex) Harrison Improving health care is more effective when citizens act together. IMAGINE’s April networking event in Calgary aimed at increasing collaboration. Over 40 people learned of our activities as well as participated in discussions about IMAGINE and how they could contribute to the organization.
Register at Eventbrite Are you interested in what’s happening with healthcare in Alberta? At IMAGINE, we’re not only interested, but actively working to improve it. Would you like to be part of the conversation? Your voice matters to us. IMAGINE is always looking for ways to involve more Albertans in the discussion. We invite you […]
Hello! In addition to our two very important initiatives – Healthcare 101 and the Primary Health Care Engagement Project – here is an update about what we’ve been doing at IMAGINE:
In 2017, IMAGINE recruited 28 Albertans from across the province to be part of a unique and important Citizen Dialogue about the future of primary healthcare.
Coming soon! Watch for the launch of Healthcare Basics for Albertans on MyHealth Alberta this spring. Healthcare Basics for Albertans is the first module of Healthcare 101, a new online information series about the healthcare system in Alberta. The content and design are in the final review cycle by our co-design stakeholders
IMAGINE is excited to launch a new project called Citizens for Digital Health. Through this initiative, we will connect citizens with digital health innovators. Canada Health Infoway defines digital health as: “the use of information technology/electronic communication tools, services and processes to deliver health care services or to facilitate better health.”
For most people, primary care is the first place they go for health care. In addition to individual family practices, more than 40 Primary Care Networks operate across the province providing primary health care services. IMAGINE sees working with this sector as key to bringing about a more patient-centred focus to the health system.