The Campaign for Better Care is proud to be partnering with Georgia Watch, the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, the Atlanta Urban League, and Georgians for a Healthy Future to carry out activities in the Atlanta metro area.
On June 28, we held a great community event in Atlanta — the "Town Hall Conversation: Safely and Effectively Navigating Healthcare Today." It was an evening filled with discussion and education that focused on improving the delivery of health care as well as how healthcare reform might impact consumers.
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Last week, I traveled to Atlanta for a roundtable discussion with patients, health care providers and consumer advocates, organized by our colleagues at the Georgia Campaign for Better Care. Dr. Don Berwick, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), brought a national perspective and a distinguished health care background to the panel. But another panelist, Yolanda Chancellor, brought something that was, in its way, even more powerful: a handful of newspaper clippings. More »
Yolanda from Georgia: After witnessing the medical ordeals and deaths of loved ones, “I’m just appalled at the way some hospitals and doctors treat their patients”
Growing up with a mother who is a retired registered nurse, Yolanda gained insights into the workings of the U.S. health care system. Through her own career in government administration, Yolanda became skilled at research and record-keeping, and used those skills to help loved ones manage complicated medical conditions. But even that background could not prepare her for the past 12 years.... More
On June 6, 2011, the Campaign hosted a roundtable discussion, “What Does Better Care Mean to You?” with Dr. Don Berwick, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services and health care and advocacy leaders in Atlanta.
Below are materials distributed at the "What Does Better Care Mean To You?" roundtable: