Symposium for Health and Social Justice

On Saturday March 23, I had the privilege of spending the day at the Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health and Social Justice at the University of Michigan.
I had the chance to present during a panel that discussed the State of Affairs of Domestic Access to Care and talked about MICHUHCAN’s Medicaid Matters work and current challenges that we face in getting people not only access to insurance, but access to care. The symposium included several panels and action stations that dealt with both domestic and international health care issues, so I learned a lot and connected with other advocates who are trying to make our health system better.
I wasn’t the only YPHA member there. Paul Christine, one of MICHUHCAN’s board member, is on the planning committee. Zoey Thill, Liza Roe, Caleb VanderVeen, Jerin Philip helped me to get attendees engaged in our Medicaid expansion work and participated in other parts of the symposium.
I left the symposium feeling energized and empowered – I spent the day with talented and passionate health care advocates. I hope that I’ll be able to interact with more of them soon!
 From Board Member, Liz Lamoste