April 16 Forum:

All Means All: 
Coverage for Immigrants and the 
Fight for Universal Healthcare

Tuesday, April 16, 7PM-8:30PM on Zoom

RSVP today to join Make The Road-NY, CACF, NYIC and PNHP NY Metro for our April 16th forum on immigrant healthcare in New York State. Live Spanish interpretation and closed captions in English will be provided.

Confirme su asistencia hoy para unirse a Make The Road-NY, CACF, NYIC y PNHP NY Metro para nuestro foro del 16 de Abril sobre la atención médica para inmigrantes en el estado de Nueva York. Se proporcionará interpretación en español en vivo y subtítulos en inglés.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Clara Cortes is originally from Mexico and has been living in the US with her family for over 20 years. A Member Leader with Make the Road-Long Island, her passion for immigrant justice is deeply rooted in her personal experiences navigating life in this country, particularly her journey living with chronic health conditions while lacking insurance coverage.
  • Maria Louisa Guttierez and her extended family are farm workers in Warwick NY, where she is also a community health worker in the winter, and serves on the board of directors of both the Warwick Area Farmworker Organization and the Sun River Health network with 48 sites throughout the Hudson Valley, Long Island and NYC.
  • Jonathan Jiménez, MD, MPH is the Executive Director of NYC Care which is the health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services offered by NYC Health + Hospitals to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance based on federal guidelines. 
  • Karen Watt is a farm owner, who has been a leader with Orleans County Farm Bureau, NY Farm Bureau, National Center for Farmworker Health, National Advisory Council for Migrant Health, and on the board of directors of Oak Orchard Health network with 11 sites in Western NY.
  • Mary Zelazny began her career as a Community Health Worker, and since 2007 has been the CEO of Finger Lakes Community Health with 9 sites in Central NY. She is an officer and board member of: the National Center for Farmworker Health; the Community Health Center Association of NYS (CHCANYS); the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) representing NYS and on NACHC’s Rural Health and Agricultural Worker committees.


  • Arline Cruz, Director of Health Programs with Make the Road New York.
  • Luisa Cuautle, born in Mexico and raised in Queens NY, is a Health Campaigns Associate with Make the Road New York.
  • Andrea Badillo Pérez, born and raised in Puerto Rico is a third-year medical student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine where she has been a leader with both Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) and Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

Cosponsors include: (list in formation)

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
Columbia County Sanctuary Movement

Finger Lakes Community Health
Make the Road New York
New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition
Oak Orchard Health
Physicians for a National Health Program - NY Metro Chapter
Sun River Health


#Coverage4All + #PassNYHealth

rally & signs for NY Health Act & Coverage for All


NYC Central Park May 11

Health Justice Spring Potluck Picnic

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Join us for a casual health justice potluck picnic in the park to celebrate spring, our graduating UHLAF fellows, newly matched Residents, a successful completion of another school year, and our collective advocacy for health justice!

Come meet future, current, and retired healthcare workers, and fellow advocates for single-payer, universal healthcare, racial, economic and social justice. + Sample tasty dishes, swap recipes & share your favorite eateries.


Saturday May 11th 2-4pm
Central Park, above Sheep Meadow & just east of Le Pain Quotidien
Click here for map. Look for the large boulders & PNHP banner pictured below

Wheelchair accessible & we will be set up for social distancing, near accessible restrooms

Anna & Saumya picnic photo

Picnic collage of photos


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Recent Online Educational Forums

CLICK HERE for videos and information related to our past forums:

  • October 2023 Forum: Educate, Liberate, Elevate: Youth Justice Through Healthcare
  • September 2023 Forum: Organizing to Build Support for the NEW New York Health Act
  • May 2023 Forum: The Fight for LGBTQIA+ Rights and the Struggle to Expand and Guarantee Care for Every Body
  • April 2023 Forum: Film & Forum: American Hospitals
  • March 2023 Forum: The NY Health Act + Our 2023 Health Policy Package: Preparing for Lobby Day
  • February 2023 Forum: Delivering Birth Justice: Why is giving birth in the US so dangerous and costly, and what can we do about it?
  • January 2023 Forum: New Year, Renewed Resolve: Building the Local and National Movement for Healthcare for All
  • December 2022: A Celebration of Assemblymember Richard Gottfried & the New York Health Act
  • November 2022: Indigenous Peoples’ Health: Inequities, Innovations & Lessons 
  • October 2022: NYC Administrative Code 12-126: What is it and what would Amending it Mean for NYC Public Employees?
  • October 2022: How Private Equity Makes US Sicker
  • September 2022: Environmental Justice is Health Justice: Exploring the Relationship between Environmental Health Advocacy and Single Payer
  • May 2022: There is NO Health Care Justice without Abortion and Repro Health Justice!
  • April 2022: Legislative Focus: NY Health Act and Ending Medical Debt - Preparing for Lobby Day
  • March 2022: Why US Prescription Drug Prices are Too High... and How to Treat It
  • February 2022: Privatizing Medicare Part II: How it Really Works
  • January 2022: Privatizing Medicare: Impacts on Patients and Doctors
  • November 2021: Single Payer: Everyone Has a Role to Play
  • September 2021: Activism as a Health Professional Student: Finding Ways to Join Local Efforts
  • June 2021: NYC Plans for Medicare Advantage
  • May 2021: Substance Use and Single Payer: Connecting the Dots
  • April 2021: Why Hospitals & the People They Serve Should Support Single Payer & the NY Health Act
  • March 2021: Achieving Healthcare for All: The NY Health Act for a Just COVID Recovery
  • February 2021: Invest In Our New York: Education, Housing, Food, Jobs, & Health
  • January 2021: Unequal Treatment: The Unjust Death of Dr. Susan Moore
  • November 2020: COVID-19, Long-Term Care, Single-Payer & the Elections
  • June 2020: COVID Capitalism and the Fight for Health Care Justice and Societal Transformation
  • May 2020: Combatting COVID & Building Resilience: Health, Jobs, & Homes
  • April 2020: The Roles of Racism & For-Profit Healthcare in Pandemic Response Failures

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a single-issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has 22,000 members and over 50 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.