We began as a group of medical students at Georgetown University
Healthcare Revolution provides a forum for progressive-minded individuals and students who are eager to work toward creating a more equal and just society in order to strengthen the health of communities. Throughout all levels of education, social determinants of health may be topics of discussion, but the sources of these determinants are rarely explored. This upholds the systems that are detrimental to health. Additionally, when social determinants of health are analyzed, they are done so without exploring tangible efforts to lessen their adverse effects. Healthcare Revolution intends to explore and address how individual and community health are eroded by: systemic racism, gender inequality, media control, economic inequality, and environmental exploitation. These issues are neither too large nor too complex to tackle.
In order to address the conditions leading to poor health, Healthcare Revolution: (1) provides a forum for discussion, (2) educate students, and (3) empowers each other to create solutions.
We work to achieve these goals by coming together with students from multiple disciplines, allowing us to build upon our knowledge base and benefit from diversity. We are building a movement focused on increasing social awareness at the individual and community level. Working together will enable us to actively address some of the most pressing issues facing the health of humanity today. Along with planning events and actions across campuses, Healthcare Revolution will join together with existing movements by attending various forums, protests, and actions to fight for a more just world that benefits the health and well being of all inhabitants. As Alice Walker said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” Healthcare Revolution exercises the power of progressively thinking students to contribute in creating a more just world.
What We Do
- We hold meetings every other Sunday to discuss healthcare revolution
- We educate each other and provide and open forum for discussion
- We partner with local organizations to host and participate in advocacy events