You're Invited to PNHP NY Metro's Annual Student Forum 

Health Activism on Campus: 1960s and 2017


Featured Speakers:

Merlin Chowkwanyun, PhD: Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health 

Michael ZingmanMPH: 2nd year Medical StudentCollege of Physicians & Surgeons - Columbia University; BoardMember, NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program

When: Tuesday, September 12th, 7:30pm

Where: Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East @ E 14th Street, 2nd Floor 

To kick off the academic year, join PNHP NY Metro and student leaders from medical and public health schools across the city for a presentation with Professor Merlin Chowkwanyun on the history of health activism on campus during the 1960s and 70s. 

The student arm of PNHP—Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP)—has grown to over 50 chapters nationwide with 8 chapters in the NY Metro area.  The presentation will be followed by reports from student leaders about the growth of the student movement for single payer health care and tactics that unite students to oppose cuts to our current health care system, while pushing for improved Medicare for All.

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After the event, join students for "SNaHPPY" hour at a local bar [TBD]. 

Endorsed by: Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP)




Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has 20,000 members and 40 chapters across the United States.

Since 1987, we've advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. We educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 30 million Americans who have none.

Our members and physician activists work toward a single-payer national health program in their communities. PNHP performs ground breaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system.

PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.