The Get Political section helps you learn the issues and the skills needed to participate in the deliberate process of demanding solutions from our political representatives. The resources in this section will help you track regulators and other public servants responsible for shaping our healthcare system – and hold them accountable.
Goal: to help all of us achieve a healthy political system that enables all of us to achieve Optimal Wellness and to reach our bio-psycho-social-spiritual potential
What is a political well being?
How responsive is my political ecosystem?
Exercise your civic duty locally and nationally find out where you stand on the issues?
How do you view yourself as a citizens?
What is political well being?
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Declaration of Independence , United States July 4th, 1776
My political ecosystem
How do I fit into the political ecosystem?
In order to actively participate in our politics, locally, state and nationally (Globally) we need to be informed about political and public institutions, our representatives and other government officials. My Political Ecosystem provides easy access to your specific ecosystem from local to national as well at the tools to actively participate in our democracy.
Case presentations for the diseases of the US political system
The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In its early years, the Liberty Bell was used to summon lawmakers to legislative sessions and to alert citizens to public meetings and proclamations.
Using the medical case presentation (MCP) for deliberative dialogue to address the challenges facing the United States
The Medical Case Presentation is uniquely positioned to put the citizen back into the We the People.
The Medical Case Presentation is an essential framework for a focused disciplined approach to addressing medical problems. Healthcare professionals use the MCP to identify, analyze, develop, implement and monitor a solution based “treatment plan” for medical problems (including biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors). When used effectively, it allows healthcare professionals to communicate and share information among varied clinical disciplines to develop testable hypotheses for simple and complex problems. The framework allows for clearly identifying problems and providing objective data to support the diagnosis and “treatment plan” and a framework to monitor and reevaluate the progress to address the problem.
We use the structure and process of the Case Presentation as a framework for deliberative dialogue to address civic challenges. In the next months we will publically present the following cases:
The Case of the Pain Opioid Epidemic: The case describes and explores the tragedy of opioid abuse and offers a national and local treatment plan. (January 2020)
The Case of the Frustrated Citizen: The case will address the frustration experienced by citizens with the functioning of the political system (May 2020)
The Cancer of the US Political System: The case will describe the symptoms of the disease (cancer) that has emerged in the US political system. (Sept 2020)
The Case of the US Healthcare System: The case explores the challenges of the US healthcare system. (April 2020)
Measure the Health of the Nation with Indicators of wellbeing
‘The Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and … the destruction of the redwood and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl… Yet [it] does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play… the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages… it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.’
Robert Kennedy, 1968
Data is crucial for an objective presentation of a given medical situation, not just to help the diagnosis, but also to decide on a course of treatment and monitor results. The challenge with data is to agree upon what is important and relevant. Data is not an opinion; it is usually reproducible and verifiable. Data is a tool for more informed decision making about, not a decision itself. The challenge is to present the information in a simplified manner that allows for utilization into the decision making.
Start with the vision "thing"
Vision is the most vital step in the policy process. If we don’t know where we want to go, it makes little difference that we make great progress.
Join the Twitter Conversion about the #HealthoftheNation2020
If you don't know where you would like to go its unlikely you will get there.
What is your vision for the world you would like to create for yourself, your family, your grandchildren, your neighbors, fellow citizens and future generations?
What is the vision for the world yuo would like to leave for posterity?
Share the vision
SHUT UP & LISTEN
Let your political representatives and fellow citizens know what your grievences are and more important what is your visio for the United States.
Share your feelings
Democracy, Chaos, Losing our country,
Using My Political Toolbox to achieve optimal political wellbeing
Write to your political representative
Suggest that local and state governments utilize indicators that reflect the recognition well being in important goal for all our citizens and government has a role to play and provide an atmosphere for achieving it. We the people seek to utilize the political system to “official and regularly conducted statistics on national happiness and well-being” to be introduced.
Take action by writing to your representative to ask them to lobby for National Accounts of Well-being in your country.
How do I make a difference?
Current technology allows us to rewire the body politic through information technology. These tools allow unprecedented opportunity to get access to information, mobilize, challenge misinformation provide for a more deliberative dialogue.
Digital technology as a tool in the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the US political system
The potential for digital/ information technology for enhancing citizen service, participation and engagement in the political ecosystem.
Knowledge about the structure, function and rule of government
The anatomy of government
The physiology of government
The “immunology” in government
Access to government( Formal and informal) information data
My Political Ecosystem
Open government (transparency)
Storage and analysis
Citizen Relationship Managements
Citizens participation: Accessing and improving the efficacy of governmental services and function
Choosing leaders through election and nominations
Creating programs and processes: Budgets
Interpretation of the legislation
Communication and collaboration
Data collection and aggregation
Accountability: Monitoring government
Surveillance of government and corporate actions
Mobilizing rapid action
Communication and collaboration
Targeting and organizing more robust response
Establish memory of event and the response
Remove or change the toxins, factors that caused problem
Response of the host/body (government) to the event
Understanding barriers and challenges:
People: Behavioral economics: Human Nature: Fear: Adult learning: Social media
Organizations and factions
Information: Databases: Overload: bandwidth, Too much information /data leads to overloads. Gating information to the relevant centers in the brain..
Digital technology: Platforms, apps, websites, data bases
Funding and sustainability
Siloed and non interactive.