An invitation to the Health Funding Crisis Forums

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EventPhotoHelp make Health Funding an Election issue

Join the greatest health minds and activists to make health funding a key election issue.

YesWeCare.nz and United Community Action Network [UCAN] invite you to Health Funding Crisis Forums on Saturday 1st July from 10 am – 3.30 pm.

Our main forum will be held in Christchurch. It will be streamed online to events in Auckland, Wellington, any self-hosted events and online for those who can’t attend an event or where there isn’t one yet. (Want to host an event in your town?)

The pre-election budget is out and the smoke and mirrors around health funding has cleared.

Without action, more Kiwis are going to miss out on the mental and physical health care they need, when they need it.

That’s where you come in.

We’ve invited the most active community groups, workplace and health activists to work on a grassroots election plan.

Campaigning has made mental health a key election issue. We need to keep the pressure up and make physical health funding a key election issue as well.

At the forum, you’ll:

  • Hear about the latest research on unmet need and health underfunding,
  • How campaigning made mental health a key election issue, and
  • Learn how to get your story in the media, or
  • Discover how our new health and safety laws can fix unsafe workloads.

We’ll provide lunch. You’ll provide the energy.

For more information visit: http://yeswecare.nz/forums

RSVP here before June 23 for catering purposes.

What are your top three election priorities?

At the conference, we’ll be announcing three health pledges we want all parties, candidates and politicians to commit to in this election. We’re crowd-sourcing the asks and need your help to develop them.

If you or your organisation will struggle with travel costs, please let YesWeCare.nz know. They have a small fund to help.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Nāku noa, nā.
Simon Oosterman
YesWeCare.nz Campaign Coordinator
simon.oosterman@psa.org.nz
027 526 8704

and
Pat Bolster & Debbie Leyland
On behalf of UCAN
United Community Action Network
pat.bolster@actrix.co.

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