POCA Tv videos tagged building community
This is the story of how a small group of loud-mouthed, over-educated, under-employed activists and a massive group of ordinary people with average incomes revolutionized healthcare systems by using large empty rooms, old recliner chairs, and two-cent needles.
Filmed & Directed by Brian Lindstrom. Co-produced by Moses
Prick Prod & Provoke blog entries tagged building community
Community is an essential aspect of my life, a realization brought home recently by my mother’s death. My mother was a solitary person, an individualist, who feared exposure: she kept to herself. She was fond of animals, and though she was a nurse, people simply made her
Maybe you've just started to find your way around the new site?
And maybe you've just discovered the inner workings of the POCA department circles via the new Fishbowl forum?
You've boned up on multi-stakeholer cooperatives perhaps? Nahhh. That's okay,
You may have noticed some changes in the forums over the last couple weeks. This has been the result of collaboration between the Membership, Website, and Regional Nodes circles. Most of the grunt work has been done by Craig (OL of website) and
The world can be a cruel and tough place, fast paced and harshly unforgiving. I am reminded of my working class privilege on a weekly basis when take the elevator ride up to the 3rd floor of the Access Health Centre and step into the bustling headquarters of AIDS
To be a community acupuncturist you have to be a part of the community. Duh, why has that taken me so long to figure out?
I’m 35 weeks pregnant and each day is a ticking clock before this baby arrives. I’m nervous about leaving
Today the strangest thing happened. I had a patient ask me a question. We were talking about Ellen, PCA 2, Tucson, and of course the future of PCA. She looked me in the eye and she asked me, “What are we going to do without
so, yeah, the New Year's eve "look back, look forward" has finally hit for me. I have a lot to be thankful for. I'm humbled and motivated by what's happened and is on the horizon for my life and work, my clinic and CAN
Pre-CANference 2, in preperation for Ellen's and my break-out session on using volunteers in your CA clinic, I surveyed the volunteers at PCA. Here are excerpts from their responses:
How has volunteering (at PCA) made a difference in your life?<
Last month I went to Vikki Reynolds' home office and sat in a supportive circle with a small group of service providers in east Van. These are people who work within a social justice framework and are dead serious about keeping their hearts open, about
I don't want to distract any attention from the conversation going on below, but I've only got 2 more days to finish this 2010 retrospective on the CAN blog, before we're into 2011 and retrospectives start to look a little silly. So! Not only was this past year full of fascinating interactions
Once in a while the Community ‘Chi’ of the treatment rooms that is often referred to on CAN shows up in the office space. I want to tell you about what it looks like in the office, for an office staff person.
big damn clinic
cats and mackerel
opiate crisis and acupuncture
we heart data