Pawtucket, RI— Health Care Revolt, a collaboration between the George Wiley Center and the Lown Institute, is a critical Rhode Island organized effort to build a health care system that is for people and not for profit. We are organizing health care workers to fight for better patient care in their hospitals, community health centers, and practices. We want to build systems of care in each Rhode Island community that are run by and for community members. We believe Neighborhood Health Stations and Multidisciplinary Healthcare Teams, which are designed to meet local community’s health needs, can help.
There are now two Neighborhood Health Stations in Rhode Island, one in Central Falls and one in Scituate, which both grew out of the work that people in each community did together. Because these Health Stations have been successful on a number of fronts, from reducing emergency room visits and teen pregnancy, we want to build similar Health Stations across Rhode Island.
Health Care Revolt is working with people in Mount Hope, in South Providence, and in Valley Falls. We hope to get other collaborations started in three or four other Rhode Island communities (Elmwood, Bristol, Cranston and other possible communities around Rhode Island)!
Join us! We need you, especially if you’re a health care worker or if you live on the above-mentioned communities. For more information about how to improve health care access in your community, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.