Past Events

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, 5:30 PM.

Annenberg 12-13.

Grassroots Lobby Training for the New York Health Act

Who: Anyone interested in learning about and attending Lobby Day for the New York Health Act on June 5th in Albany!

What: Learn to answer tough questions on the New York Health Act — our state universal, single-payer healthcare bill — in meetings with your legislators. Get the latest information on how  single-payer will work in New York State and practice lobbying scenarios so you’re ready for Statewide Lobby Day for the New York Health Act on Tuesday, June 5 in Albany!

Join the grassroots effort to lobby for a healthcare system that puts patients over profit!

Dinner provided, but please RSVP so that we have an accurate headcount.

Sponsored by the Mt. Sinai SNaHP chapter, PNHP NY Metro and the Campaign for NY Health.

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Annenberg 12-01
Mount Sinai Hospital

What if healthcare were a basic human right?
What is single payer?
How is it relevant to anti-racism work?

Curious? Join us for Single Payer 101

Featuring Dr. David Himmelstein,
Co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Plan

Thai food lunch provided!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Annenberg 13-80

Please join SS4CE for a training from Jaron Benjamin, an organizer with Housing Works, on bird-dogging and civil disobedience tactics. Lunch will be served.

Bird-dogging,” Espey told them, “means you get to speak out and fight back with other like-minded folks. It’s liberating. And actually, in fact, when you bird-dog you may be called a heckler. And that’s OK.”
Bird-dogging is a commonly used tactic to systematically target a given decision-maker wherever/whenever he or she might appear in public over a certain period of time and to use those occasions as opportunities to raise your issues with them and make them public. Jaron, the mobilization director with Housing Works, will present this training that is based on a curriculum developed by Housing Works in conjunction with the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD).  Since the beginning of this year, HW and CPD have conducted dozens of these trainings with activist groups nationwide who then used the techniques to engage their US Senators and Reps. around the ACA repeal fight of this past spring, summer, and fall, including sit-ins on Capitol Hill.
Housing Works is a non-profit that engages in an array of advocacy strategies to further the mission of ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. Over the past three decades, they’ve helped harness shared commitment at all levels: the political will of governments, coordination between health agencies at all levels, and the energy and dedication of AIDS activists, doctors, researchers, service providers, and communities affected by HIV/AIDS.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7pm
What: Discussion on Health Equity in the Mount Sinai Health System
Where: Annenberg Building (1468 Madison Ave), Room 12-01
Background: Mount Sinai’s outpatient centers and some inpatient units offer different care to patients based on their insurance. Patients with Medicaid are primarily seen in residents’ clinics, whereas patients with private insurance are directed to Mount Sinai’s private faculty practices. The quality of care offered in these clinics, including wait times, continuity, and access to resources, differs substantially. Because people of color constitute the majority of Medicaid enrollment in NYC, segregation of patients on the basis of insurance status functions as de facto segregation by race. This event is both an introduction to the issue and a follow-up to the Town Hall held in June 2017. Please join us whether you were at the Town Hall or not! 

We will have the opportunity to discuss segregated care at Mount Sinai and how to ensure that all patients receive equitable care with a focus on concrete steps we can take within the positions we occupy to offer more equitable care. We know that senior leadership has taken notice and we want to make sure that all of our voices and, most importantly, the voices of our patients are heard in advocating for equitable care.


Saturday, September 23rd

TrumpCare Funeral March in Times Square:

Join SNaHP at the TrumpCare Funeral March in Times Square. We’ll be leaving together from Sinai (in front of Aron Hall) at 12:15pm and meeting the rest of the march 1 PM @ TKTS Booth Steps at Broadway & W. 46th St. Wear black. Bring your own signs and funereal props. Tell your own health care story. Download the flyer.

Ongoing organizing against TrumpCare:

Here are a few other things PNHP Members and Supporters can do to stop TrumpCare:

1) Go to D.C. to stop this bill: If you are able to participate in actions in D.C. — there are roles for those who can risk arrest, and support roles as well — PLEASE sign up here.​ This action is being coordinated by Housing Works and the Center for Peace and Democracy.

2) Donate: If you cannot go to D.C., consider donating to the lead organizations, Housing Works and Center for Peace and Democracy to help fund transportation from across the country for those who can. When you sign up at this link, more details will be shared with you about the action.

3) Protest in NYC this Saturday

September 14th, 7:30 p.m.
Davis Auditorium, Hess Center for Science and Medicine:

Panel discussion on the fight to save the ACA, expand healthcare and how you can join the campaign to make universal healthcare possible here in New York!

Speakers include:

  • Assembly Member Dick Gottfried: Chair of the NY State Assembly Health Committee and sponsor of the NY Health Act will discuss the campaign to create a universal, publicly funded, single-payer health system in New York.
  • Jaron Benjamin: VP of Community Mobilization & National Advocacy at Housing Works on the fight to save the ACA and importance of expanding healthcare access.
  • Dr. Mary O’Brien: An Emergency and Internal Medicine physician and a national board member at Physicians for a National Health Program.

This event will immediately follow the Department of Family Medicine’s annual Happy Hour from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Hess Building and is sponsored by SNaHP, the Family Medicine Interest Group, the Department of Family Medicine, and Sinai Students for Civic Engagement.