Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s APHA Annual Meeting & Expo is going virtual! But many PHM-NA activists and affiliated organizations will again be at this year’s Meeting to discuss the pressing challenges we face across the globe that threaten the right to health.

Below, you can find a list of sessions and activities that we recommend for anyone active in the struggle for Health for All. We hope to see you there (virtually)! (All times in Mountain Time.)


The People’s Health Movement and the Right to Health

Monday, October 26 – 1:00pm-2:30pm
As PHM reaches 20 years of global activism, join PHM activists from across the globe as we reflect on the beginnings of the movement and celebrate the impacts of local and global organizing.

All times in Mountain Time
🆓 denotes sessions where registration not required

Sunday, October 25

🆓 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Racism Pre-Conference Session – Birthing while Black: The Impact of Obstetric Violence and Responses to Systemic Racism in Maternal Health

Monday, October 26

8:30am – 10:00am
3037.0 Community based vision care — multilingual resources for prevention, treatment and referral

🆓 10:30am – 12:00pm
3146.0 Critical historical perspectives on the struggles against violence across the Americas:hypercapitalism, genocide, racism and liberation from 1848 to 2020

1:00pm – 2:30pm
3228.0 – The People’s Health Movement and the Right to Health

1:00pm – 2:30pm
3168.0 Safe abortion mobile app – serving diverse uses across multiple social and legal contexts (until 2:00pm)

3:00pm – 4:30pm
3317.0 Answering the need for practical resources on basic eye care prevention and treatment “where there is no eye doctor”

Tuesday, October 27

1:00pm – 2:30pm
4176.0 Resources to prevent violence against HIV affected children (until 2:00pm)

4198.0 Community engagement beyond the ballot box

4218.0 Buen vivir: An indigenous environmental and climate justice curriculum for Guatemalan youth

4219.0 Preventing Physical Violence Requires Preventing Systemic and Structural Violence

3:00pm – 4:30pm
4279.0 The role of culture in basebuilding community organizing for health equity and racial justice

4300.0 Efforts to support women’s access to medication abortion outside of clinical settings

5:00pm – 6:30pm
4347.0 Informational resources to prevent sexual harassment and violence against women

4350.0 Global Commercial Determinants of Health: An Examination of Corporate Activity, Its Detrimental Effects on Public Health, and Solutions to Curb Industrial Epidemics

Wednesday, October 28

8:30am – 10:00am
5135.1 Oral panel on preventing gender-based violence (GBV) in global garment and agricultural supply chains

Follow these programs too!

Human Rights Forum

Peace Caucus

Socialist Caucus

Spirit of 1848

Trade and Health Forum