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What We Do

HealthWrights focuses on these activities:

  • Development and distribution of educational materials on health and human rights, presented clearly and simply so that people at all educational levels can understand them.  These comprise all five of David Werner's books (including Where There is No Doctor, a number of articles, plus some videos and slide shows
  • Community Health and Community Based Rehabilitation: mainly in the 3rd World in the South (mainly Mexico), but increasingly in disadvantaged communities in the North.
  • Disability issues, rights and technologies, with leadership taken by disabled persons and their families.
  • Child-to-Child helping children discover ways to help protect the health and well-being of their younger brothers and sisters, and other children. Child-to-Child is one of serveral projects we support.
  • Critical analysis of the politics of poor health, and awareness raising to mobilize a broad-based grassroots movement to work toward fairer and healthier social structures.  To this end we maintain a separate website politicsofhealth.org
  • Networking among progressive health, disability, human rights, environmental, and other groups, to work for social change and stronger participation of under-represented groups.  Our semi-annual newsletter is one of our broadest networking tools.