What is the co-op structure of the clinic?

The use of the word co-op in our business name was inspired by the fact that we are clinic members of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). POCA is a multi-stakeholder co-operative whose purpose is to create a stable and sustainable economic foundation for the delivery of affordable acupuncture. Community acupuncture clinics are a great example of social entrepreneurship, and one of the things we have found out along the way is that their structure is very well-suited to a co-operative organization. We want to support POCA as Clinic and Practitioner Members, encouraging Patient/Community Membership.