North America People’s Health Assembly

PHM-Canada and PHM-USA successfully carried out the first ever North America People’s Health Assembly in Montreal on 15 August 2016.




Participants from across North America shared an invigorating day with each other discussing issues of common interest, sharing strategies, and developing common health and social justice framings useful for working in alliance across borders and difference. Together participants worked to strengthen and build coherence among health justice movements across the continent and within new and existing networks.

A wide array of approximately 50 people who passionately work individually, with organizations, and in groups on health and social justice issues attended the PHA. The day was full of discussions that turned on the intersection between the right to health and the environment, research and data, anti-privatization, and anti-capitalism.

Participants left the PHA with plans to continue our work together with some concrete actions to take forward. Read the report from the PHA-NA for more details.