The Michigan United Healthcare team was formed mid-pandemic in a response to the Covid-19 crisis. So far, the healthcare team has signed up nearly a hundred people to the nonpartisan Protect Michigan Commission Workgroup to enact equitable vaccine rollout across diverse communities throughout the state.
The healthcare team lobbied for the Federal Covid-19 Package that was passed in early March and is next focusing on securing funds for the healthcare navigator program.
The healthcare team will work towards:
Health care policy wins that prioritize people over profits.
Build solidarity between rural & urban people, between white people and people of color from different backgrounds (anti-racism organizing), and provide adequate training to get people to these places.
Host healthcare-related organizing events that provide wellness-related care to anyone in the organizing field.
Michigan United Healthcare Team believes:
That access to affordable reliable healthcare is a human right.
In intersectionality of healthcare organizing by improving social and economic conditions to prioritize health.
In engaging in practices that build trust with the community, because we recognize that the field of healthcare has perpetuated oppression and harm, both currently and historically.