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Citizen Briefs for Healthcare 


The citizen brief is central to reclaiming the role of the citizen in the body politics. It is a stand-alone document addressing a particular societal challenge, i.e the opioid epidemic. The citizen brief is utilized to establish a framework for a citizen-oriented treatment plan that provides a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder and multiphase road map for citizen involvement in their political ecosystem. It is best used as part of The Medical Case Presentation. The complete citizen brief provides a vision for the issue reframes a problem, provides data, discusses the various issues and proposes actions that can be undertaken by the citizen to address the problem.


The Citizen Briefs are divided into sections that contribute information to create an impression and more clearly define the problems and potential solutions. The Citizen Briefs are In addition to providing a framework for engagement includes multiple features to achieve the goals.

Similar to the Brandeis Brief, the citizen brief is a stand-alone document that incorporates and relies more on a compilation of scientific information and social science than on legal citations addressing a particular societal challenge, i.e healthcare, immigration, climate change, abortion,  the opioid epidemic. In addition, it serves to spotlight the various incentives of stakeholders in a particular area of discussion. 

Citizen Briefs

Healthcare Insurance Coverage: Coverage of all Americans with basic medical care, including prevention, acute care, chronic care, and end-of-life care. The coverage is citizen-based, lifelong, portable, and is independent of preexisting conditions, employment status, and age.


Access to Quality Healthcare:  Access to care that is timely (no needless delays), equitable (no unjustified variation) comprehensive, available, and easily accessible, offering choice of provider and treatment options that are evidence-based.


Cost of Healthcare: Cost of care that is affordable and sustainable for individuals, businesses, and government.


Quality Healthcare: Quality care based on the latest evidence for healthcare that is: Safe (no harm);  Efficient (no waste); Effective (no needless failures); Patient-Centered (no helplessness or unjustified routines) and competent healthcare.


Coordination of Care: Care must be more cooperative and much more efficiently coordinated. The patient should be central in the care.


Healthcare Innovation: Innovation through research in services and products that leads to continuous improvement in the health status of the population.   


Public Reporting: By November 2022 every American has access to meaningful and actionable information of all healthcare stakeholders 

Health Status of Americans: By November 2021 the healthcare status of Americans is optimal as measured by predetermined measures 


Health Status of US Communities: Citizens4health’s community health assessment provides a framework for citizen engagement in their local communities to assess and improve healthcare-related outcomes. We do this by highlighting the best practice of community based public health efforts, relevant and easy

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