Engaging patients differs depending on the role. Those on national Boards lead, strategize, advocate, communicate. Adam Thompson is on the Board of NQF. Listen in.
The odyssey of sustained community engagement at Cambridge Health Alliance with Janice John and Jamila Xible. Cross-pollination of expertise and employment. Read More
Coaching, critical to my success in life, art, politics, advocacy. Still need to do my own work & make choices. Listen to a session with one of my coaches, Jan Oldenburg.
Embedded researcher, Matt Hudson. Partnerships, self-reflection, values, equity. Treat illness in service of community prosperity. An instruction manual.
Dr. Kirsten Meisinger from the Cambridge Health Alliance engages long-standing community partners in telehealth usability with joy and grace. Deep.
Patient caregiver activist, Nikki Montgomery, brings voices to healthcare Board of Directors for safety, access, and equity. Orientation, dashboards, mentorship
As a person who owns my journey, my learning journey, in this case, I explore the options, the resources that are available to me. Then I direct myself to make the right choices and learn what I need to learn. At the same time, it’s learning by doing. That’s a very important part because we can learn a lot of things in theory. But can I communicate that knowledge? Does it bring us benefit? It doesn’t help us with our life unless we put this knowledge to work. So, I believe in learning by doing and learning and exploration. So, again, we learn from other people. We learn by doing our work and continuing to explore options so we can improve what we know, and the work we do.
Feeling my oats as CEO of my Health! I lead and manage a company dedicated to my health. Let’s pause and gather this frame into our brains and sinew with the help of the past few interviewees. Then we’ll explore more in the next few episodes. Come aboard and listen or read.
As a blogger, I talk. Every week, I talk. I talk about what I experience, what I think, and what I think I know. As my web/social media coach says, “You’re a content machine.” Now that I’ve started podcasting, I realize that I know enough to be dangerous. Podcasting is an opportunity for me to listen and learn. Listening has always been a challenge for me. Read More
At some point, when we feel strong enough or mad enough, we want to take action to improve health. This is advocacy. Many of us advocate for someone, sometime. Or we want to. Ourselves, our family members, our cronies, our community. What lessons can we learn from a master at advocacy? I interview Mary Sue Schottenfels, Director of ClearCorps Detroit, a seasoned community organizer, a master advocate.
The lessons I heard from Mary Sue were:
- Don’t go it alone-join, network, and collaborate.
- Keep your word, follow through.