Right Care Action Week – The High Cost of HealthCare
What is Right Care Action Week?
Right Care Action Week, held annually for one week in October, brings together people from around the country who join together and take action to show what they believe our health care system should look like. This year, October 15-21, nurses, family members, public health students, physicians, patients and community members rallied together to make a statement around the crisis in health care affordability through a variety of events and activities.
FNU Right Care Action Week Activities
FNU Faculty member, Dr. Diana Jolles asked Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students to participate in Right Care Action Week. Students had the option to do one or more activities to create action and show what our health care system should look like by conducting Listening Booths, hosting Right Care Cafes, filling out “What Worries You” about the cost of healthcare cards, or participating in FNU’s live Virtual Right Care Cafe.
The response from FNU students and faculty was amazing! Over 52 students and faculty participated and there were 18 Listening Booths or Right Care Cafes held during the week in communities such as Haiti and Lawrenceville, Georgia. FNU’s Virtual Right Care Cafe had over 30 people tune in live to hear leaders in healthcare, including Kitty Ernst, Susan Stapleton, and Judith Rooks talk about solutions to current maternal health care issues.
Right Care Action Week Awards
Right Care Alliance wrapped up the week with a live Facebook event where FNU students and faculty were given awards! Dr. Katherine Meine (DNP graduate of Class 23) was awarded the first ever “Right Care Action Week 2017 Award” for Spookiest Event.
FNU Faculty Member Dr. Diana Jolles was awarded “Biggest Recruiter” by engaging the largest number of faculty and students to host events in their communities.
You can view photos from the week here. Multiple Virtual Right Care Cafe recordings completed by FNU students and faculty are also available on our YouTube channel here. We hope you can join in RCAW efforts as they work to kick off a national campaign to lower drug prices. We are currently recruiting “Right Care Leaders,” Alumni, preceptors, faculty, students, staff and all others are welcome. To learn more- click HERE.