As policy makers around the world search for better models of health care, consumer cooperatives in health are flourishing and new social enterprise models are emerging. Globally, there are many membership-based health organizations that link consumer ownership and empowerment with holistic, preventative, and integrated health care.
This Project aims to coordinate development of health cooperatives and social enterprises internationally. In particular, we want to develop several models of consumer-based enterprise in health care that can be developed around the world on a large scale, in partnership with supportive international networks and collaborating agencies.
We have gathered a strong International Working Group of consumers, practitioners, strategic developers, health innovators, entrepreneurs and funders, and an extensive network of people with an interest in this agenda.
We have asked participants in this Project to identify their particular areas of interest from the following:
chronic illness management
local hospital and acute care services
consumer-governed electronic health records
peer-support models for good health
self-directed services and individual budgets
health insurance funds and financing
If you would like to register your interest in this Project or join the International Working Group, please make contact.
Register your interest here.