Advocacy Education for Health Justice Workshop: Medicaid Expansion

The Health Advocacy Leadership Group and the Social Justice Institute invite graduate and undergraduate students, staff, faculty and community members interested in developing advocacy skills for health justice to participate in a new workshop series called the Advocacy Education for Health Justice.

Experts from the campus and community will present information about local coalitions, communication strategies and negotiation techniques used by activists and advocates. Workshop participants then will work together to develop novel campaign proposals to address the issues.

Each month, the workshop will focus on a new health justice issue; this month’s topic is access to health care and Medicaid expansion.

Panelists will be:

  • Tracy Carter, vice president, state and federal relations at MetroHealth,
  • James Misak, medical director of the MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.; and
  • Amy Hanauer, executive director of Policy Matters Ohio.

The session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Thwing Center (room to be determined).

Future workshops will discuss reproductive justice and abortion access (Oct. 23), public health, addiction and Tobacco 21 (Nov. 20), and gun violence as a public health crisis (Dec. 11).

Participants are welcome to attend one or more workshops. A light dinner will be provided. Registration requested to

See the Social Justice Institute’s schedule of upcoming events.