Grassroots Leadership Training: Healthcare is a Right: Winning with the Power of Our Stories (NYC)

***In light of recommendations from public health officials in NYS and NYC, we understand this is a time when gathering even in small groups is not recommended for certain people. In particular those in NYC with "health conditions such as: lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or a weakened immune system should avoid unnecessary events." We know that COVID 19 impacts our elders more than younger people.

We want to continue to organize effectively for the healthcare reform we desperately need, while respecting the protocols in place to protect those who are most vulnerable.

So, this training will now be held virtually via Zoom conferencing - you can join via your computer or phone. Details will be sent when you RSVP. Thanks!***

Join Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro and Campaign for New York Health participatory workshop on how sharing our healthcare stories can help us be more effective advocates for universal healthcare and leaders for social change.

  • Have you ever delayed going to the doctor or getting medication because of cost?
  • Ever stayed in a job because of the benefits?
  • Have you ever been discriminated against by your provider or insurance company because of your race, gender, or sexual orientation?
  • Do you worry about the cost of healthcare, now or in the future?
  • Do you believe healthcare should be guaranteed for everyone?

The for-profit privatized healthcare system is hurting all of us — and it’s gone on far too long. In order to win healthcare for all, we must build a movement that includes everyone who stands to benefit from a transformation in the healthcare system. Our stories are our most powerful tool to fight for the right to healthcare and the many other changes our communities need.

During the training, participants will:

  • learn about and discuss the findings of the report Coverage to Care: A People’s Report on Healthcare in New York and the healthcare human rights principles
  • develop their story-based advocacy skills in order to be more effective leaders in the movement for universal healthcare
  • learn best practices for sharing personal healthcare stories and documenting stories in their communities and networks.  

Through this training, we seek to develop the advocacy leadership of New Yorkers most impacted by inequities in healthcare by providing trainings on story-based advocacy and universal coverage principles. One million New Yorkers are uninsured and 50% of New Yorkers with insurance struggle to get the care they need. Women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, the elderly, and LGTBQ people are disproportionately negatively impacted. The leadership of these constituencies is critical to achieving equitable healthcare access for all New York Yorkers. Please share this invitation with interested community members who are passionate about healthcare justice and social change! 

Lunch will be served.

Organized with support from New York Community Trust. 


March 15, 2020 at 1:00pm - 3pm
Zoom Conference
131 W 33rd St
between 6th and 7th avenues
Nyc, NY 10001
United States
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YuLing Koh Hsu · · 646-325-7286
Jen Epstein Kim Behrens Carl Biers Timothy Frasa Sami Disu Karly Rodriguez Tracy Scott Katherine Somefun Rachel Bernstein Amanda Daugherty Maggie Charles C.J. Clover Suresh Dianand Richard Guerra

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