PNHP Environmental Justice is Health Justice

September 13, 2022 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online via Zoom

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(Virtual Educational Forum)

Environmental Justice is Health Justice

Exploring the Relationship between Environmental Health Advocacy and Single Payer

Collage of two images at protests.  On the left, two people hold
a banner that reads \

Tuesday, September 13, from 7:30-9:00 PM via Zoom

Note: You can join by phone or computer.

A recording will be distributed to all registrants following the forum.

The PNHP-NY Metro September student-sponsored educational forum will focus on the environmental justice movement in New York and its connection to single payer. For years, environmental justice groups in NY have shed light on how communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately affected by pollution. This long-standing pattern of environmental racism has led to clear health detriments, such as the childhood asthma crisis in Harlem. In order to create solutions to ingrained systemic issues, we will examine how implementing single payer can emphasize preventative health and alleviate these geographic disparities. This forum will illuminate the shared goals between both movements and explore specific ways in which they can work together to push for policy change. Single payer policy, both federally and on a state-level, needs to be created with the intention of addressing the existing effects of environmental racism and crafting policies that will fight against it in the future.

Join us for this forum on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:30pm to hear different perspectives on the overlapping goals of these movements! Stay tuned for a speaker line-up soon.

A graphic from the World Health Organization outlining
environmental health hazards: Air pollution, inadequate
water/sanitation, Chemicals, Radiation, Community Noise, Occupational
Rises, Agricultural Practices, Built Environments, and Climate

Immediately before the forum, we will be having a Q&A session about our upcoming Universal Healthcare Legislative Advocacy Fellowship starting at 7:00PM – please register for that session separately here. For more information on the Fellowship, please check our website.

Additionally, our chapter will be joining SNaHP, NY Docs, and the Campaign for NY Health for a picnic to welcome new students and residents on Saturday, September 10th at 2pm in Central Park. For more details, please RSVP here.

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