PIH Engage Media Sweep: May 2017
The second edition of the PIH Engage Media Sweep highlights important announcements including Training Institute registration and team transition details. We also want to showcase the amazing Strides in Solidarity events that have happened since the April Sweep and provide resources to keep you engaged during the summer months!
- Important Announcements
- Strides Highlights
- Advocacy Highlights
- Community Building Highlights
- Summer Learning
2017 Training Institute
- Register for the 2017 Training Institute, August 12-13 in Boston!
- Updated deadline for Training Institute registration and applying for financial aid is June 17th
- Launch a Team: Apply to become a Team Coordinator
- If you have friends or family who want to get involved we're excited to take them in! :)
What is the Steering Committee?
- The PIH Engage Steering Committee (SC) is composed of 12 individuals from the Engage network, organized into Co-Chairs and Lead Organizers.
- The SC supports the network on advocacy, fundraising, and community building with guidance from PIH staff.
- The SC runs monthly cohort video calls to facilitate collaboration among teams. Cohorts are usually organized by region.
The University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Young Professionals teams raised $4,772, almost three times what they raised last year! They had a band, the school mascot, raffle prizes, and prizes for top finishers and the top fundraiser.
The Tufts University team raised $1,825 despite rainy weather – way to go!
The Binghamton University team hosted a Rave Run!
The University of Georgia team held a Songs in Solidarity with a great crowd!
The Fordham University team’s Songs in Solidarity event sounded like a blast! They had awesome food, the bands rocked, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. They had great advertising, including an article in a campus newspaper.
The Brown University team hosted Strides in Solidarity on April 26th to raise awareness for PIH’s work in Neno, Malawi.
The University of Vermont team hosted a Supper in Solidarity: it was the first event the group planned and was quite successful! The team is excited to use this type of event in the future as it builds a presence on campus.
April 13th: The Vanderbilt team met with Senator Bob Corker's (TN) office to discuss PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and Bilateral TB programs, and urged Sen. Corker to issue a public statement.
April 18th: Members of the Brown University team met with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (RI) office to voice their support for PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and Bilateral TB programs.
April 19th: The Duke team met with Congressman David Price, a member of the Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. Price pledged "full support" for PEPFAR and U.S. commitments to global health equity.
April 28th: The Northeastern University team met with Senator Elizabeth Warren's (MA) State Policy Coordinator to discuss PEPFAR, the Global Fund, and Bilateral TB funding. The team is following up with hard asks after confirming support from Warren’s office.
Want to organize your own meeting? Click here for tips and a guide for meetings with Congress!
April 18th: The Binghamton University team gathered to make calls in support of PEPFAR!
April 19th: Friends gathered at the City College of NY to call on senators to #ActtoEndAIDS
Josh Kalter published an Op-Ed: Skinny Budget: Trump's Proposal Makes The World Sick Again
April 22nd: Shout out to the CCNY, New York YPs, and Fordham teams for their participation in the March for Science in NYC!
The University of Hawaii at Manoa team hosted its 2nd Annual PIH Engage Convention on April 6th.
Ancito Etienne of Lynchburg College was selected for The Robert C. Macauley Caring Award for his leadership with Partners In Health Engage on campus. Our mission of fighting injustice is vital – keep up the good work!
The Binghamton University team collaborated with the Dzidefo Africa Choir for the West African Healing Through Music event. The event featured a discussion with professors Dr. Titilayo Okoror and Dr. Elikem Nyamuame. The team provided a sampling of traditional West African food including jollof rice, chicken stew, sweet potatoes, and fried plantains.
Summer is here, but these suggested readings will keep you and your team engaged until the Fall!
Reminder: there are numerous resources and materials available on the PIH Engage website!
Free Online Courses
- Global Health Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective (taught by Paul Farmer and others)
- Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic (taught by Paul Farmer and others)
- Global Health Delivery Cases
- 2016 PIH Summer Reading Picks
- 2015 PIH Summer Reading Picks
- Top Ten Books Written by Dr. Paul Farmer
- The Best Books, Podcasts, and Websites for Community Organizing
- A Collaborative Spreadsheet of Recommendations from the Network (Feel free to add!)
Documentaries and Videos
- How to Survive a Plague (Netflix)
- Paul Farmer’s “This I Believe” Healthcare as a Human Right (YouTube)
- PIH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joia Mukherjee: “Connectedness and Caregiving” and “Social Medicine” (YouTube)
- Paul Farmer: Conversations and Lectures  (YouTube)
- Bending the Arc (the documentary on PIH is coming soon!)
- Watch CNN Saturday 6/17 at 9 p.m. EST to see Dr. Sanjay Gupta visit University Hospital in Haiti with Dr. Paul Farmer: “If pure altruism really does exist in humans, it probably looks a lot like him.”
Article of Interest
Join the PIH Engage network and stay up-to-date on the latest global health news:
- PIH Engage Facebook Group
- KFF’s Daily Global Health Policy report
- CSIS Global Health Policy Center Podcast: Take as Directed
Questions? Have something you want to see in the next Media Sweep?
Contact Community Building Co-Chairs