Join POCA! 2018 May Membership Drive

by Sean Honea L.Ac

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Wanting Inspiration?

Need to be reminded that good things are happening? Check out what the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) is doing to make the world more just.

Help SCA by joining the POCA co-op. POCA puts your membership fees to work immediately.

What POCA Does:

  • Gives low interest microloans for the creation of new community acupuncture clinics.
  • Runs the only affordable Community Acupuncture school in the US.
  • Supports legislation that promotes the creation of more avenues for accessing affordable acupuncture. 

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to work cooperatively to increase accessibility to and availability of affordable group acupuncture treatments.

POCA, as a multi-stakeholder co-op, is designed to build a long-term, stable economic relationship based on fair treatment for everybody. Multi-stakeholder cooperatives recognize that producers and consumers are mutually dependent on one another, and that the health of the relationship between these groups is connected to the health of the larger community and economy.

 

Our vision:

  • To make community acupuncture as widely available as possible.
  • To establish affordable acupuncture training and continuing education programs.
  • To establish best practices for the operation of sustainable community acupuncture clinics.
  • To create job stability for community acupuncture employees, staff, and clinic owners.
  • To build healthy relationships and foster collaboration among our practitioners, staff, patients, and communities.
  • To establish micro-lending programs, scholarship funds, insurance/benefits programs, and further financial support to POCA members.
  • To ease entry into the practice of acupuncture and work with legislators to ensure safety and reasonable regulation.
  • To develop research that is useful to POCA clinics, patients, and practitioners.
  • To build alliances with organizations that build community and foster sustainable economies.
  • To sustain POCA as a robust, flourishing cooperative.


Join us and put your skills to use!

join poca heck ya

 

POCA memberships benefits for patient and community members include:

  • Free birthday treatment each year.
  • Three “free first treatment" certificates for your friends and family. – good at any POCA clinic. Introduce friends and family to community acupuncture.
  • Sticking Together – e-newsletter
  • Waiving new patient fees at POCA member clinics.
  • Access to online discussion forums to connect with punks and other patients .
  • Volunteer opportunities in local clinics and in our movement.
  • Voting in annual board elections and running for positions in our cooperative.

 

Still not convinced?  Read Enfranchised by Rachel Hess

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