For both new and experienced advocates for healthcare reform, whether speaking to large or small groups. This training is designed to help you acquire public-speaking skills, knowledge of the California Universal Health Care Act & the new federal Affordable Health Care Act, and the importance of staying on message and reframing the issue.
Are you confused or frustrated by the healthcare reform debate? Do you want to do something, but don’t know what to do? Would you like to get information and talk with friends and colleagues? Therapists for Social Responsibility invites you to a conversation with Jackie Goldberg Former Assemblymember, LAUSD Board Member, lifelong activist.
For physicians, and indeed for all health workers, promoting health for all is a clear social responsibility. The United States devotes enormous resources to medical care, well over 50% more per person than any other nation — yet it ranks 45th in the world in life expectancy and 33rd in infant mortality.
There is a fundamental crisis of health and human rights in south Los Angeles. South L.A. has the poorest health outcomes and indicators in the County of Los Angeles‚ mirroring the health status in some developing nations. Homelessness, slum housing, violence, food disparity and lack of resources reflect the underlying epidemic in the social determinants of poor health.