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For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform: Home

This exhibit from the National Library of Medicine explores how the movements of ordinary people shaped the changing American health care system from the beginning of the 20th century to today.

For All the People Speaker and Film Series

About the Speaker and Film series:
This Speaker and Film series was sponsored by the UF Health Science Center Libraries and co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.

Events

Thursday, February 7th - UF Panel:  Serving the Underserved

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-121 (BITS) - inside the HSC Library
UF clinicians discussed their experiences surrounding the practical impacts that health legislation have on people's experience of care, particularly vulnerable populations who don't have other resources available.  Moderated session with ample opportunity for audience questions and panelist answers.

View the recording here. 

Wednesday, February 20th - UF Panel:  Empowering the Patient

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 128
This panel explored how patients have been impacted by their experience of illness and with the healthcare system and how they have worked to develop their voice in advocating for their needs.

View the recording here.

Thursday, February 21st - "The South within the North": SisterLove's Intersectional Approach to HIV/AIDS Activism

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 128
Daniel Royles, Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University, discussed grassroots responses to the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS on black communities, bringing together his interests in histories of African American life and culture, public health, sexuality, social movements, and the human body.

View the recording here.

Co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340.

Tuesday, February 26th - Social Movements in U.S. Health Care Reform: An Illustrated History of a Century of Citizen Action

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-17

Beatrix Hoffman, Professor of History at Northern Illinois University and Curator of the For All the People exhibit, joined us remotely to give an overview of the exhibit and its themes of health care social movements and the right to health care.

Thursday, February 28th - Fighting for and Against Government Sponsored Health Care in America: Lessons from the History of the Veterans' Medical System

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Harrell Medical Education Building, Room 128
Jessica Adler, Assistant Professor of History of Health Policy and Management at Florida International University, discussed the history of federal involvement in health care through the lens of the VA health system.  This draws from her work from her 2017 book Burdens of War: Creating the United States Veterans Health System.

View the recording here.

Thursday, February 28th - Movie Screening - Freeheld (2015)

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Communicore Building, Room C1-17
From IMDB: "New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer."  Starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.

Co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340.

For All the People at UF

The Health Science Center Library is pleased to host this exhibit from the National Library of Medicine from January 21st - March 2nd, 2019!  

Health care reform has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years. Even after the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which expanded access to health insurance coverage for millions of people, Americans continue to disagree on whether and how to make quality health care available to all.  From the beginning of the 20th century to today, citizens have made their voices heard in these debates. Health care reform is usually associated with presidents and national leaders, but this exhibition tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary people helped shape the changing American health care system.

National Library of Medicine Exhibit Site 

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Images from NLM's Digital Gallery

For more images of photographs and ephemera related to the history of citizens' involvement in health care reform, visit the National Library of Medicine's Digital Exhibit.

Image 1:  "Protected," American Labor Legislation Review, 1919
Image 2:  Poster defending New York City's public hospital system against attempts at privatization, 1990s
Image 3:  Nurses meeting at the Delta Health Center, a community-controlled clinic in Mound Bayou, MS, 1968
Image 4:  Senior citizens and supporters protesting high pharmaceutical costs at a Gray Panthers of San Francisco demonstration, 2006
Image 5:  In front of the Supreme Court, demonstrators await a decision on the Affordable Care Act, June 28, 2012

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