Marshall meets Art Reyes III, the Executive Director of We the People-Michigan, a statewide multi-racial community organization that is building people-power for social and economic justice in Michigan.
Be inspired by Examples of our Health Justice Community Welcome! Are you just starting on the Health Activism journey? On this page you can listen and read about the stories of some of the Health Activists that
Haiyya is a remarkable grassroots organization in India. The group conducts their important work based on four central pillars: campaigns; capacity building; consulting; and community networking. Haiyya’s campaigns have focused on everything from climate change to de-stigmatizing healthcare in India. For this case study, we interviewed Sreejani Malakar, Senior Manager of Leadership Development & Curriculum Design at Haiyya, to learn more about the important role that teams and structure play in her organization’s important work.
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.
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.