Latest Activity

Caroline Hotchkiss posted a status
"Commons-opoly. Check out my blog."
Feb 18
Caroline Hotchkiss posted a blog post

Commons-opoly. The evolution of Monopoly.

Hi.  Though I have been a member for a while this is my first post. I and my husband, Joe who is a…See More
Feb 18
Rene M Paley is now a member of Commons Rising
Jan 5
George Por posted a status
"Old Forms, New Strategies: Trade Unions, Co-operatives and the Commons, 4th December http://ning.it/1hvvrMY"
Dec 3, 2013
George Por commented on Tim Flitcroft's group Occupying Commoning
"Thanks Janos for the update. I've been following the story of the Indian pilot but didn't…"
Nov 16, 2013
Janos Abel commented on Tim Flitcroft's group Occupying Commoning
"Activity seems to have shifted from commoning to other areas. Occupy and associated work groups…"
Nov 16, 2013
renée fountain is now a member of Commons Rising
Nov 10, 2013
Marya Gendron is now a member of Commons Rising
Aug 15, 2013
Alia Aurami posted a discussion

Urban Commons Ideas

This is a wonderfully written contemplation and guide for urban-related commons ideas. I found it…See More
Jul 27, 2013
Alia Aurami posted a status
"Info useful for community-creators:…"
Jul 25, 2013
Alia Aurami posted a status
"I believe there is info in this webinar which would be useful to any folks contemplating starting a commons: http://creators.ning.com/forum"
Jul 25, 2013
Alia Aurami liked Anna Harris's discussion Happiness, TIR, and the Circular Economy
Jul 25, 2013
Anna Betz replied to Anna Harris's discussion Happiness, TIR, and the Circular Economy
"Dear Anne, Thank you for your post. It is good to hear from you. I listened to Jeremy Rifkin's…"
Jul 22, 2013
Anna Harris posted a discussion

Happiness, TIR, and the Circular Economy

Hi Anna and George,I have been doing some research on Jeremy Rifkin's…See More
Jul 22, 2013
Anna Betz posted a discussion

Education Commons Side Event Report & Action Points, Berlin May 2013

In this session we explored the ‘why’. ‘what’ and ‘how’ of commons education.This is the full…See More
Jun 9, 2013
Anna Betz replied to Anna Betz's discussion Reading that inspires me to act in the group Commons of Health and Well-being
"More resources for mapping community lead and transformative health initiatives: 1)   How…"
Jun 2, 2013

Birthdays

Birthdays Tomorrow

Events

Commons of Health and Well-being

Information

Commons of Health and Well-being

The purpose of this group is to build a commons for Health & Wellbeing. We will be looking into:

  • what a healthy healthcare system could look like using a systemic perspective
  • mapping existing resources and find out what resources we want to create together
  • how to work with and build bridges to health-related sectors like housing, food, NHS, private medicine, voluntary organisations, health education & training, research, community gardens and others

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2013

lets connect and decide next steps

                   " Health is not about the absence of disease but a place of belonging"

We are all creative individuals working in the health sector (private, public & the 3rd sector).  Occasionally we have teamed up with others around events or short-term projects but it hasnt become our main way of being and working. We no longer want to dip in and out of collaborative projects and pick up amazing ideas but create a culture where caring, peer-to-peer learning & working and collaboration become the new norm, a culture that serves everyone's health and wellbeing.  This group is for playing, learning and growing together. Learning to act as a commons is creating the 'new story of health'.  Just imagine how we could all thrive in a world where we all take care of each other and the planet. 

 

Discussion Forum

Reading that inspires me to act

Started by Anna Betz. Last reply by Anna Betz Jun 2, 2013. 13 Replies

1. http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/6/2/492Emerging Patient-Driven Health Care Models: An examination of Health Social Networks, Consumer Personalized…Continue

News from the Health Commons Working Group

Started by Anna Betz May 12, 2013. 0 Replies

After what seemed a rather long break and plenty of time to gather information from the field which incidentally grows richer by the day, the working group met a Alex's house to review our purpose,…Continue

Tags: Working Group, Health Commons Hub, platform

The functions of a health commons

Started by Anna Betz. Last reply by Anna Betz May 12, 2013. 3 Replies

The dominant story of healthcare is problem saturated. Now imagine for a moment if 'healthcare' was our patient, how could we co-author the new story of healthcare? What would we as users and…Continue

Tags: functions, education, health, health commons, , commons

Thoughts about a Health Commons Roadmap - A conversation starter

Started by Anna Betz Feb 8, 2013. 0 Replies

This is meant to be a conversation starter to explore whether we are on the right track, whether and how a roadmap could help power up all of our initiatives and make what we already do well connect…Continue

Tags: roadmap, health, sustainability

Comment Wall

Comment by Dr Grant Pearson on October 15, 2012 at 23:25

looking forward to the seminar next week

Comment by Henk Hadders on November 3, 2012 at 17:31

I deeply enjoyed being present on 23 October in the Mahatma Ghandi Hall at the Indian YMCA, feeling the evolutionary movement and sensing  the emergence of a new liberation movement for our health. I never thought I would write these kinds of words. As a former director I used to sit at a table –with power- and all the managers sitting in line. Here I was part of a circle of people who deeply cared about health and the care for health, and nobody had power or control over the other person. I enjoyed seeing “the Art of Hosting” in action, and to be part of this circle.

I’m still struggling to get a clear image, what “the Commons of Health” actually is (besides being a Community of people), and what the main elements are of a Commons Routemap. But that’s not important in this moment in time,  where I’ve just witnessed the birth of something new. I’m confident that the emergence of the health provisions of the Commons (next to provisions by Market and State) is what we need to realize our Common Good and the Good Life with a sustainable health and care for health. Thank you all for your gifts. And I thank George, Max and Anna for helping us prudently along the way. I especially liked the part where we were asked to formulate questions (instead of answers) and clustered questions. What a relief?

But while I was a manager, I did my best to realize good healthcare services. What went wrong? I now see more clearly, that we never had a true dialogue with our stakeholders (and the local/global commons in particular). It’s not good that citizens needing help, once entering the doors of a hospital becoming patients, thereby giving the power to professionals in providing services needed (instead of co-producing services and co-creating health as two citizens in relationship) . We started with a circle of about 30 people. We need to enlarge the circle and include more managers and workers in institutionalized, professional healthcare and continue the dialogue!

Comment by George Por on November 3, 2012 at 18:19

We need to enlarge the circle and include more managers and workers in institutionalized, professional healthcare and continue the dialogue!

Absolutely! I think when the commons will find its voice, we will better poised to attract them, by addressing their issues, too. Meanwhile, we can call their attention to the great work of Dr. Youngson's communities of practice

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Commons of Health and Well-being to add comments!

 
 
 

© 2014   Created by George Por.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service