Microdemocracy: A new starting point for shared decision-making and democratic action
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Analyze connections between a new idea, Microdemocracy, and improving healthcare outcomes. Name the implications of building patients’ skills for participation in decisions at all levels. List a variety of encounters in healthcare and beyond where patients can learn to participate in decisions. Name the importance Microdemocracy for patients and for their work.
Keyword(s): Self-sufficiency and Empowerment, Decision-Making
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the co-director of an educational organization that focuses on designing effective ways to build the capacity of people in low-income communities to think and act on their own behalf. I am the co-author of a book published by Harvard Education Press on teaching students to ask their own questions. I have extensive experience designing community-based educational programs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.