WHAT WE DO:
We are a grassroots movement of tens of thousands of activists, experts, and health workers in all 50 states. Sparked by the Coronavirus pandemic, our goal is to take political action to repeal and replace deadly policies that cause cycles of pandemics that disproportionately impact the already poor and sick. We also host dynamic online teach-ins ("web-ins") that bring together activists, practitioners, and scholars to discuss pressing issues of health and human rights. Lastly, we train grassroots organizing leaders to mobilize their communities for shared action.
Right to Health's Statement Against Racial Violence
We mourn and stand in solidarity with the family and friends of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of state-sponsored violence—as well as the courageous protestors in this fight against racially-charged mass murder. Their tragic deaths are the result of a pandemic—one of systemic, brutal, violence against BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color), sanctioned by our country’s laws, policies, and practices.
COVID-19 has once again highlighted the inadequacy and injustice of the current U.S. healthcare system. In this Right to Health Web-In: “Demystifying Health Care for All Americans Through the Lens of COVID-19,” co-hosted by Physicians for a National Health Program, we explored what the current state of health care is for Americans, how this compares to the Canadian health care system and universal coverage programs around the world, and why we need to fight for health care for all now more than ever, making sure to promote policies that include preventive and protective measures as well as an equitable response for COVID-19 and future pandemics.