As promised, here are my reflections on “how to make #peoplepoweredhealth stick”, which I shared at Nesta’s People Powered Health event. For context, I was given one minute and was speaking alongside some terrific speakers, so decided to offer a particular angle on what I thought might work…
- There are limits to progress that can be made through hard levers, like policy, regulations, guidance, draft contracts
- Policy makers, commissioners providers, practitioners – i.e. people – are rarely motivated by efficiencies and technical
- They are motivated by good relationships, happiness, positive contact, seeing the difference they make, feeling like they are good at what they do
- My reflection on making people powered health stick is to support people to come together as people, rather than in the roles they have, so that they can directly and personally experience what it is that motivates people
- Part of making it stick is trying to move beyond our protective labels and roles, and emphasizing our common human bond.