Thursday, February 26, 2009

National group recognizes LaneCoFBC's consumer activism

The current issue of AABC News, published by the American Association of Birth Centers, focuses on Lane County Friends of the Birth Center as a model for consumer activism. AABC describes its use of Internet technology as effective in organizing supporters to collectively communicate with health care systems, insurance companies, legislators, media outlets and community members. (For a copy of the article, send a request to

Fueled by the Birth Center's history of outstanding, family-centered outcomes, LaneCoFBC reflects tremendous community support for its relocation adjacent to Sacred Heart Medical Center campus at RiverBend. While its record speaks for itself, it's important to note that local demand corresponds with the national health care reform goals of:
  • providing evidence-based, cost-effective care
  • expanding coverage
  • improving public health outcomes
By a quarter of a century, the Birth Center predates directions in national health care.

PeaceHealth's plans for a Mother's Day groundbreaking ensures this local "crown jewel" will continue charting a course worthy of national emulation.

No comments:

Post a Comment