Creating a world where all people have conditions they need to thrive and be healthy
Health Justice is a framework that helps us imagine a future in which sociocultural, political and economic systems work towards people’s health, not against it.
Health Justice is about fairness.
It is about recognizing that vital conditions of daily life are unequally distributed - not allowing everyone a fair chance to thrive.
Health Justice is about dignity.
Dignity for patients, caregivers, and providers
Health Justice is about power.
A power that is distributed and rooted in relationships and solidarity.
Health Justice is about unity. The highly fractured society is one of the main reasons for poor health outcomes.
Health Justice is about the future.
Our future together.
To train health professionals in community organizing skills and empower them to redress inequities in the distribution of power and resources and co-create just systems for communities, caregivers, and clinicians.
Why Focusing on Healthcare Professionals?
Healthcare Institutions and Structures - Healthcare institutions are local and anchored in the communities. We need to building power and partnership with community to transform healthcare institutions to be more just and accountable to it’s people.
Resources and Resourcefulness - Healthcare professionals are at the intersection of having resources and being resourceful. Many of them are sharing the lived experience of their communities, but at the same time have access to more resources (potential)
Interprofessional Solidarity - The most common approach to activism among healthcare providers is a “lone-wolf” model. Lone-Wolf model doesn’t depend on building relationships and solidarity with communities or other health professionals. The result is even more isolation and sense of powerlessness. Our models
Organizing Craft - Our healers and caregivers deserve the wisdom and benefit of the long tradition of relational organizing and activism practices