PEOPLE’S ORGANIZATION OF

COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE (POCA)

 

Sarasota Community Acupuncture

3615 Webber Street

Sarasota, Florida, 34232

922-4611


    

This clinic is part of the larger network of Community Acupuncture Network (CAN).  CAN is in the process of reorganizing itself into a cooperative called People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). 


POCA’s Mission


The purpose of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture is to create a stable and sustainable economic foundation for the delivery of affordable acupuncture, and to establish and maintain structures to that end.


POCA is a Cooperative owned by patients, acupuncturists, students, community acupuncture clinics, and their supporters, that organized collective investments of time energy, participation and money, to further its vision.


POCA serves a variety of member interests, including access to affordable, quality acupuncture and the creation of living-wage jobs in the acupuncture profession.


POCA contributes to vital, healthy communities by providing hands-on member support for the success of Community Acupuncture clinics from schooling to start-up to success.


By joining the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), you are showing your support for this groundbreaking organization, and will be an integral part of this exciting new step in creating accessible and affordable healthcare together. 


Membership Categories, Benefits and Annual Fees


*Patient/Community Member: $25 - $100

1 free treatment the week of your birthday, 3 referral cards good for a free             treatment at any POCA clinic, waived new patient fees at any POCA clinic, the ability to contribute directly to POCA clinics by volunteering for one of POCA’s many committees and projects, and by providing hands-on support to your own local community acupuncture clinic.


*Acupuncturist/Student Members: $45 - $90

Access to the famously comprehensive online forums for community acupuncturists and the new CAN 101 wiki; a free CAN membership, 1 free treatment the week of your birthday, 3 referral cards good for a free             treatment at any POCA clinic, waived new patient fees at any POCA clinic, the ability to contribute directly to POCA clinics by volunteering for one of POCA’s many committees and projects, and by providing hands-on support to your own local community acupuncture clinic.


*Clinic Members: $50 - up to 1% of clinic’s annual gross income

A listing on POCA’s Locate A Clinic page.  The ability to receive the time, talents resources and energy that Patient/Community Members and Acupuncture/Student Members choose to invest in Clinic Members.  Access to a national hiring network for community acupuncturists. Materials and support to help Clinic Members create jobs and be good employers.  Access to programs that POCA will develop, such as microloans for Clinic start-up or expansion; bulk purchasing; collective marketing; and transition support.


*Organizational Members: $100 - $1000

Organizational Members receive the opportunity to advertise in POCA’s monthly newsletter, “Sticking Together”, and to market their goods or services to POCA members.


Contact Information for POCA


3526 NE 57th Ave., Portland, OR 97213

971-400-8739

pocacoop@gmail.com

www.pocacoop.com


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