This comprehensive tool enables a human rights assessment of a wide range of healthcare reform initiatives, based on key human rights principles. It was originally developed for and applied to the reform effort in Vermont.
These Put People First! PA pamphlets and flyers are great tools to start discussions with friends, family and neighbors about issues really affecting their lives, introduce them to the organization and ask them if they’d like to join.
This online Letter to the Editor form, featured on the Vermont Workers’ Center’s website, offers useful tips for writing letters to the editor and the ability to submit letters directly to Vermont media outlets.
This worksheet, produced by the Vermont Workers’ Center, provides an easy to use template for writing a Healthcare Is a Human Right letter to the editor. The Vermont Workers’ Center’s website also features an online Letter to the Editor form that offers useful tips for writing letters to the editor and the ability to submit […]
This set of 10 criteria was developed by Vermont’s Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign to facilitate the determination of “lines-in-the-sand” for specific issues, which may arise over the course of advocacy activities, such as new opportunities or threats to the campaign’s policy positions. A “line-in-the sand” means that a campaign commits to taking action […]
This one-page handout gives people guidance for collecting testimonies (personal healthcare stories) from people.
This survey from Healthcare Is a Human Right – Maryland is both a data collection tool and an outreach and organizing tool. Data from the survey was published in the Voices of Maryland’s Healthcare Crisis and the Rising Human Rights Movement report.
This tool was designed to help Pennsylvania residents write letters to the editor about Governor Tom Corbett’s harmful Healthy PA proposal in 2014, which sought to expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania, but through through privatization. The tool includes tips on and templates for writing letters to the editor and policy background on Medicaid expansion under the […]
Put People First’s pamphlets and flyers describing the organization and its mission. Note: Please visit the resource link below to access various formats available in English and in Spanish.
This document describes Put People First’s coordinating teams.
Maine’s Healthcare Is a Human Right Survey, developed with NESRI’s support, is an example of a survey that’s useful for both collecting data and stories of human rights violations to be included in reports as well as doing outreach to recruit new members and build an organization’s base. HCHR-Maryland used a similar survey for its […]
This chart uses the Battle of the Story framework to analyze the issue of healthcare and reframe the narrative around the idea that healthcare is a human right.
This exercise, created by the Center for Story-Based Strategy, is intended to help grassroots activists analyze the current narrative climate around an issue and create more compelling narratives to communicate their campaigns. The Vermont Workers’ Center used this exercise in developing their narrative strategy in the lead up to their universal health care victory in […]
This tool enables a human rights assessment of a healthcare benefits proposals, based on key human rights principles. It was developed for assessing the Green Mountain Care universal healthcare system planned in Vermont.
This assessment chart defines the detailed human right to health care standards developed by Vermont’s Healthcare Is a Human Right campaign in 2010 to evaluate the reform proposals put forward by Dr. Hsiao (under Act 128 Vermont law).
This seven-question survey is designed to collect information about access to healthcare and give participants the chance to get involved further in the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign.