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Partners in Health Engage at UC San Diego Attend PIH Engage's Training Institute at Washington D.C.

Leana Cortez, Emma Dobson, and Lauren Schiele


PIH Engage at UC San Diego team leads, Leana, Emma, and Lauren, flew to Washington, D.C. to attend PIH Engage's 2023 Training Institute. The conference lasted two days and included numerous educational workshops on topics including advocacy, organizing, campaigning, fundraising, and coaching. Team members gained valuable insights, heard from varying speakers, and learned many new skills that they will be able to use in the upcoming school year.

After the weekend, our leads went to the Hill to advocate for bills to advance global health equity, including the Paul Farmer Memorial Resolution. In total, the Engage network was able to complete 100 meetings with staffers for Members of Congress. Our leads even met with the office for Rep. Scott Peters- UCSD's representative!

Special thanks to PIH Engage for hosting such an amazing Training Institute and Hill Day. PIH Engage at UCSD is excited for the upcoming year and can't wait to continue the fight for health equity!

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"PIH Engage believe that healthcare is a human right. At Partners In Health, this core belief drives everything we do—from hospital bedsides to the streets. Through Partners In Health Engage at UC San Diego, we plan to organize our campus community toward building a global movement for the right to health. We advocate for global and domestic policies that further the right to health, and mobilize students in the fight for health equity. With each campaign, petition, and event, we generate new resources, foster public discourse, and advocate for policies that advance the right to health worldwide. Together, we demand the right to health be protected for all people, everywhere. The fight for health equity cannot wait."

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