People’s Health Movement – North America

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) is a broad network of health and human rights activists across the world guided by the principles of the People’s Charter for Health. With presence in over 70 countries, PHM friends are involved in issues as wide-ranging as accessible primary care, the corporatization of global health governance,and the impact of trade and extractive industries on community health. We advocate for the right to health locally in our communities, regionally with neighboring countries, and globally.

PHM-Canada and PHM-USA form PHM’s North America Region (PHM-NA). We are a network of individual volunteers and organizations, with no central office or staffing. Our work is coordinated at the country level, and we often work together on issues that impact across both countries.

Visit www.phmovement.org to learn more about PHM’s global structure, programs and work in other countries.

 

Check out out the PHM-USA or PHM-Canada space to find out what’s going on in your country!

 

PHM-NA: Across the Movement

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Seattle IPHU - April 2016

Final preparations! with Julia Robinson (Health Alliance International). Leigh Haynes (PHM-USA), and Baj Mukhopadhyay

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Seattle IPHU - April 2016

Participants check their privilege in the "power shuffle" activity.

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Seattle IPHU - April 2016

Exploring political economy of health through image theater.

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Seattle IPHU - April 2016

Presentations of community health issues identified in small groups.

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World Social Forum - August 2016

PHM friends from France, Canada, and USA

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World Social Forum - August 2016

Darcey O'Callaghan (Food & Water Watch) talks about the health impacts of fracking in the PHM activity "Hydrocarbons and Health"

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World Social Forum - August 2016

Participants to the activity "Hydrocarbons and Health"

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World Social Forum - August 2016

Liz Wiley (Johns Hopkins) and Emma Woodford (Health and Trade Network) as US and EU trade negotiators.

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World Social Forum - August 2016

Activity organizers and presenters: Kostas Koutsioumpas (PHM-USA, U Mass-Boston), Kevin Zeese (Popular Resistance), Margaret Flowers (Popular Resistance), Emma Woodford (Health and Trade Network), Julia Robinson (PHM-USA), Gillian Locascio (Washington Fair Trade Coalition), Leigh Haynes (PHM-USA)

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World Social Forum - August 2016

Participants to trade and health activity work together to develop a vision for "healthy trade".

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World Social Forum - August 2016

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World Social Forum - August 2016

Three generations of leadership in PHM-North America!

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People's Health Assembly - August 2016

Sarah Shannon (Hesperian Health Guides) & Jacqui Patterson (NAACP)

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People's Health Assembly - August 2016

Let to right: Jennifer Beeman (Breast Cancer Action Quebec), Nisa Joorabchi (nurse practitioner) Kokaale Kokaale Amissah-Aidoo (Hesperian Health Guides), Gillian Locascio (Washington Fair Trade Coalition, front)

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People's Health Assembly - August 2016

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People's Health Assembly - August 2016

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People's Health Assembly - August 2016

Jack Hicks (PHM-Canada), Julia Robinson (PHM-USA), Simon Soudet (PHM-France), Vladimir Nieddu (PHM-France), Lori Hanson (PHM-Canada)

Finishing an exciting and fulfilling week in Montreal! (August 2016)