Agendas for recent national UHCAN calls
UHCAN hosts monthly national conference calls for state and national leaders from organizations working for health care justice. UHCAN invites speakers to make brief presentations and provide links to more information relevant to our work around health care issues and campaigns in the states and nationally. We aim to provide a big picture of what’s happening across the country, including in other social and economic justice movements.
National Call Agendas
Mental health care and police violence; Congress still matters, #TreatNotTrick, Raise Up Washington campaign
Voter protection, #StopTPP, High drug prices, Nurses on strike, Florida – Zika and fight to expand Medicaid, Kentucky HEALTH Plan
Challenges to hospital and insurance company mega-mergers …. Physicians and medical students speak out on racism …. Report on The Peoples Summit .. How nonprofits can be part of GOTV campaigns
What’s health care’s stake in the broad, new coalitions around campaign finance reform? Getter HOTTER: The ongoing fight on big insurance company mergers … What do the attacks on the VA health system mean for health justice?
ColoradoCare update; Challenging the Big Health Insurance Mergers in states; Street Medics prepare for political conventions
Verizon strike, Caring Across Generations, new physicians’ proposal, Texas Planned Parenthood, and more
Reports on Big PhRMA money in politics, health care struggles and progress in Kentucky, Minnesota, New York and Washington
The 2016 elections: How are health justice groups and other justice movements engaging?
Immigrant and Refugee Rights …. Faith Community …. Voting Rights Advocates … Unions
The biggest health justice fights sometime aren’t directly about health care
• Detroit and Flint, Michigan, water crises
• ‘Time to Care New York’ campaign
• Zika virus – Is America ready for the next big epidemic?
What does 2016 look like for the fight for HEALTH EQUITY and RACIAL JUSTICE? – Sinsi Hernandez, Health Equity Project Director, Families USA
What does 2016 look like for WOMEN’S HEALTH and REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS? – Gretchen Borchelt, Acting Director, Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights at National Women’s Law Center . . .
UHCAN’s call Tuesday, Jan. 20th, will feature an extended discussion on the recent developments in the long struggle to get a universal single payer state system in Vermont. The activists there haven’t finished working through things and deciding what to do next, but...