My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Society For Participatory Medicine, Newburyport, MA, USA
Over the course of my own personal healthcare advocacy I came across this organization and have found it a great source of solace and lighting rod of proactivity. As such I finally personally joined last year. Through that I have found that I participate more in the boarder goals of patient advocacy as opposed to personal advocacy. And, that I have found brings me out of my own medical quagmire. This organization helps bring together disparate patient voices to create a interwoven fabric of patient voices. And, that is the wonder of it all.
I find the society on the cusp of a new era. There are more engaged active participants and the society is entering a new phase of development from grassroots self-organizers to developing a broader voice (the adolescent phase). This phase needs to be managed well so that the organization's voice and mission are not compromised. (that is my one constructive feedback).
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
SPM has helped me find a more active patient voice.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
There are no specific changes I would make except what i noted above. The new era of this organization needs to be managed well to ensure the mission statement is aligned with the activities.