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Health Care Action Summit

  • Thomas Edison Middle School. 1355 North Broad Street Meriden, CT, 06450 United States (map)

Join health care activists from around Connecticut to learn about the current health care system, shape a vision for the future and make a plan for realizing that vision in Connecticut.

Jacob Hacker, Director of the Institution for Social & Policy Studies at Yale University, will open the plenary session. State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Tekisha Everette of Health Equity Solutions and Tim Foley, SEIU CT State Council will join a discussion moderated by Frances Padilla of the Universal Health Care Foundation of CT

At lunch time, Wendy Fields of the national Democracy Initiative will address the need for grassroots organizing to change our health care system.

Workshop leaders include: Chuck Bell, Consumers Union on health care costs; Brian Rosman, Health Care For All, Massachusetts on state-based reforms; Micaela Blei, The Moth, and Onnesha Roychoudhuri, Speech/Act on story-telling for social change; Leslie Gabel-Brett on health care messaging; Rose Garcia Ferraro, UHCF on basics of health care policy; Health Equity Solution on health disparities in Connecticut; Brenda Lopez, Alison Martinez-Carrasco and Luis Luna, Make the Road CT on community organizing; Deb Polun, CHCACT, and Susan Yolen, Planned Parenthood on advocacy strategies; Ann Pratt, CCAG getting involved in elections; and Jill Zorn, UHCF on getting to universal health care.

$10 registration fee (waivers available if needed, see below)
Child care available, if requested by October 6

Contact Jane McNichol,, 203-639-0550 x 303 to:

  • request a waiver of registration fee or
    other accommodation (sign language interpretation, translation services, etc.)
  • sign up for child care or
  • get additional information.

Please refrain from using perfumes or scents.

Register here. 

Earlier Event: October 10
Press Conference on Medicaid Cuts
Later Event: October 16
CT Speaks Out on Health Care Costs