Photograph by Aaron Stupple

We're finding and supporting local leaders nationwide.

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Local organizing

We find and support local organizers, especially those interested in starting. We connect them with local colleagues, with local partner organizations, and with a national peer network. We provide coaching and training. We develop and share ideas and tools.

 

Media Campaigning

Messaging is key. Jargon and wonkiness are increasingly partisan-ized and dismissed, so we are developing powerful, human messaging. It is emotional and moral, and rooted in our frontline experience. At the same time we're building a nationwide network of media-ready health professionals. 

 

Special projects

We're tackling important issues as they arise. Right now we're focused on:

  • Health professional organizing skills development. We'll provide you with coaching, support, and a network if you want to be a local organizer for health.
  • Sanctuary hospitals. We want to make our institutions the sanctuaries they need to be for our immigrant patients to get the care they deserve.
  • Patient enfranchisement. Illness disenfranchises thousands. We're working on emergency absentee ballot campaigns at hospitals, on clinic-based voting registration, and on early voting policy to make sure our patients vote to get the care they deserve.
  • Building coalitions of local organizations. We don't want to reinvent the wheel, and we do want to fight fragmentation. We're spreading the example of New York's NYDocs coalition of several dozen medical organizations representing thousands of members.  

 

Our past projects

  #HealthProfessionalsProtest  on February 25, 2017.                              Photograph by  Jonathan Giftos    We organized protests at the local offices of 20 elected officials nationwide, from Alaska to Phoenix to Maine. Health professionals were in white coats and scrubs and voiced a simple message - don't take away care from our patients.  There are beautiful photos and compelling videos on  Facebook ,  Instagram , and  Twitter . We had  great press coverage , including from the Boston Globe, NPR, and lots of local papers and TV. Candidates were forced to change their stances, and in March the disastrous AHCA bill crumbled.   Others:  we phonebanked to health professionals in Congressional special elections, helped coordinate Die-In protests against dangerous health policy legislation, and amplified civil disobedience targeting Senators seeking to take away care from patients.

#HealthProfessionalsProtest on February 25, 2017.                             Photograph by Jonathan Giftos

We organized protests at the local offices of 20 elected officials nationwide, from Alaska to Phoenix to Maine. Health professionals were in white coats and scrubs and voiced a simple message - don't take away care from our patients.

There are beautiful photos and compelling videos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We had great press coverage, including from the Boston Globe, NPR, and lots of local papers and TV. Candidates were forced to change their stances, and in March the disastrous AHCA bill crumbled.

Others: we phonebanked to health professionals in Congressional special elections, helped coordinate Die-In protests against dangerous health policy legislation, and amplified civil disobedience targeting Senators seeking to take away care from patients.