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Student Coalition Webinar
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Come join us as we hear from Miami Street Medicine about their advocacy efforts that have centered the needs of people experiencing homelessness (PEH) and caught the media's attention. 

Zoom link: https://wayne-edu.zoom.us/j/91510962568?pwd=Tmp6aGtGcXRnTjdqNDFYa1dRR08wUT09

Title: Radical Advocacy: How the Amplification of Patients Voices within the Street Medicine Platform can be a Powerful Tool for Change

Presented by:
Dan Bergholz, Miami Street Medicine
Sabrina Hennecke, Miami Street Medicine;
David Peery, Camilus Health Concern

The webinar will open up with a facilitated discussion of the benefits of pushing political boundaries as a component of patient advocacy within Street Medicine. Then, we will discuss how an innovative Advocacy Unit has been implemented by Miami Street Medicine (MSM), in which medical students and physicians have monitored and brought examples of this patient harm to local media. This advocacy then mobilized advocates and resulted in a large protest of the City’s effort to ban homeless encampments. This success suggests a model strategy of using Street Medicine advocacy to formulate compelling narratives against homelessness criminalization, that can be replicated nationwide.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Contact: [email protected]