Roll up your sleeves. Create your own Grassroots HealthCare Group!

You can create your own group/s here. Grassroots HealthCare offers several distinct group spaces tailored to the activities or practice you will host:

Grassroots HealthCare: Create a Local Community Action Workgroup

Create your own free Grassroots HealthCare Community Action Workgroup. Gather others in your area to stand up for quality health and care. Now. Your group's membership can be public and open or private and closed. Create local citizen initiatives to work with your local hospitals and municipal leaders. Work together to discover, articulate and implement collaborative solutions to improve your community's quality of healthcare delivery. Network with other groups nationwide. Access the collective wisdom of similar Grassroots Healthcare groups across the country. Put your community on the map. Be part of a growing movement. Help us meet this challenge to protect our children.

Create a Grassroots Healthcare Community Action Workgroup now ... (<-----click here)

 

Grassroots HealthCare: Create an Organizational Action Workgroup

Create your own Grassroots HealthCare Organizational Action Workgroup. Empower teams in your organization to work more effectively for quality health and care. Your group's membership can be public and open or private and closed. Create goals, plans, events, resources, and results. Work together to discover, articulate and implement collaborative solutions to improve your organization's contribution to the quality of healthcare delivery. Network with other groups nationwide. Access the collective wisdom of similar Grassroots Healthcare groups across the country. Put your organization on the map. You are already part of a growing movement. Help your organization network, collaborate and create the change you want.

Create a Grassroots Healthcare Organizational Action Workgroup now ... (<-----click here)

 

Grassroots HealthCare: Create a Topical Workgroup

Create your own free Topical Workgroup. Chose an area of healthcare interest or focus explore with others. (ex. midwifery and natural childbirth, orthopedics, physical therapy and rehab, etc). Your group's membership can be public and open or private and closed. Learn, question, discover how healthcare quality affects your particular topic. Share your insights with the Grassroots HealthCare network nationwide. We can all learn from your interest and dedication.

Create a Topical HealthCare Workroup now ... (<-----click here)

 

Build a framework for your success. (A little advice from experience...)

Do ...

Help your group. Communicate. Invite. Encourage. Facilitate.


1.) Form an attractor. A stated purpose helps a young group gather and coelesce. It can change later if it needs to.

2.) Have a user group in mind. Invite and engage them. Understand and serve their needs

3.) Use best practices to elicit and facilitate your users' participation and satisfaction

4.) Have at least a rough plan for specifics you want to accomplish with your group.

5.) Gather and commit enough time, people, and resources to be successful.

Do ...

Plan to meet. Virtual groups help. They do not substitute for face-to-face meeting.

Do ...

Use your group as fully as you can. A virtual workgroup offers tremendous value in organizing grassroots initiatives. It's a power tool. It it will enhance your effectiveness and impact. Here're just a few of the many benefits ... you can:

  • Connect: Easily find and invite others with common interests, values, and focus.
  • Optimize: Busy members can "meet" and contribute to meet our own schedules and needs.
  • Co-ordinate: Schedules, milestones, deadlines, childcare, resources and responsibilities.
  • Learn: Discover, research, read and collect history, issues, best practices, lessons learned.
  • Synergize: Help each other understand together in discussion.
  • Collect: Glean the best of our inspirations, insights, ideas, questions, concerns.
  • Collaborate: Create documents, events, lists, conduct business to find solutions.
  • Orient: Remember our goals, commitments and accomplishments.
  • Store: Our "groups memory" where all can have it 24/7.

Some Background

Our site is structured around the idea of Communities of Practice. In doing so, we take advantage of the rich social insight, best practices and success that this perspective allows. Intentionally structured Communities of Practice have brought benefit, results and satisfaction to practitioners. The concept of a Community of Practice (often abbreviated as CoP) refers to the process of social learning that occurs when people who have a common interest in some subject or problem collaborate over an extended period to share ideas, find solutions, and build innovations. Learn more ...

This term was first coined by Etienne Wenger in his research into the nature of situated learning and learning communities.