Last Saturday Predrag Stojicic and Ana Babovic hosted an online learning circle to focus on Community Organizing in Health. Twenty people form five different countries attended the session in which they examined two case studies that highlighted tensions relevant to organizing in health. They explored the Serbia on the Move case and challenge in identifying the constituency and building power of patients and families. Different participants shared their experiences in organizing health highlighting the importance of examining the social and cultural contexts when pushing for change in healthcare. Some participants also raised the challenge of organizing patients because most of them are actually temporary constituency. Predrag Stojicic will be posting his reflection in a blog piece to come out soon. You can download the power point slides he used on slide share: http://www.slideshare.net/nisreenhaj/organizing-health-learning-room
This session is a part of a series of many online learning rooms organized by Leading Change Network. Here is the schedule for the rest of the sessions: http://leadingchangenetwork.com/2013/08/12/leading-change-learning-webinars-save-the-date/
Tomorrow, we will be announcing the next learning room with a link to register. Next one with Samar Dudin titled “Power With” Campaigns to Change Social Behavior on 10.10.2013 from 11am-12:30pm EST.