Introduction John W. Hatch is a professor in the department of health behavior and health education in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an assistant professor at Tufts University School
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.
In the late 1980s, members of Act-Up and other AIDS activists battle hostility and indifference to bring attention to the disease and try to reduce the number of victims while hoping to lead the drive to find a cure.
Learn all about ACT UP's fight against AIDS using emotions and direct action from the book, Moving Politics: Emotions and ACT UP's Fight Against Aids and by listening to an NPR podcast with Sarah Schulman.
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.