Description The Black Panther Party's health activism--its network of free health clinics, its campaign to raise awareness about genetic disease, and its challenges to medical discrimination--was an expression of its founding political philosophy and also a recognition that poor blacks
Description In the sixties, Fitzhugh Mullan was an activist in the civil rights struggle. While in medical school, Mullan was shocked by gaps in what the students learned, and the lack of humanity in the classroom. Later, Dr. Mullan was
During the 2020 election, Vot-ER mobilized 35+ health professionals to actively lead voter registration efforts through a dedicated Organizing Campaign pilot. The group's combined efforts reached at least 9,800 voters throughout Pennsylvania, all during a highly contested—and high-stakes—election. In this case study, we show you exactly how they did it.
A recent study showed that the global healthcare sector is critical to achieving the SDGs and the comprehensive vision of health behind them. It concluded that healthcare is the most important sector for achieving six of the 17 goals, including those related to poverty, education, and employment.
For Stephanie Aines and Right Care Alliance (RCA), success is a completely transformed healthcare system. Aines and her community have fought against high insulin costs, advocated for withdrawal of FDA approval for controversial treatments, and coordinated study groups to teach others about why our healthcare system is broken. In this case study, you’ll learn the important role that relationship building has played in RCA’s continued efforts.
There’s incredible power in uniting thousands of experts, health workers, and activists behind strategic health activism and community organizing. It’s this power that helped Jonathan Shaffer, Co-Founder and Organizer for Right to Health Action (R2H), build a grassroots movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For this mini case study, we sat down with members of R2H to learn more about the critical role that strategy and tactics play in their overall efforts.
Brian Archie is team Integrator and change agent for the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative. Since 2015, he’s helped his organization evolve from a bureaucratic task force to one solely focused on community organizing. With a particular focus on healthcare inequities, Archie and his team members have harnessed the power of narrative to bring the community closer and raise awareness around how to elevate the public narrative around racial inequities.