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NLM Launches "For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform"

Traveling Banner Exhibition Opening November 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a traveling banner exhibition made available free of charge to cultural institutions across the country, and an online adaptation of For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform.

Health care reform has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years. Often, it has been associated with presidents and national leaders, but communities, workers, activists, and health care professionals have made their voices heard in the debate about whether and how to make quality health care available to all. For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary citizens helped shape the changing American health care system.

The online exhibition incorporates education resources, including a K-12 lesson plan that investigates the exhibition content; a higher education module; an online activity, and a robust selection of resources including K-12 suggested readings. In addition, the Web feature, “Related Resources at NLM,” includes a selection of published articles on health care access, policy, and disparities, available through PubMed Central, which provides free access to over 3.1 million full-text biomedical and life science journal articles.

The traveling banner exhibition is available for booking. Please visit the traveling exhibition services Web site for more information about For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform.

 

A nurse from the Henry Street Settlement with a Chinese family in the Bronx, New York, 1930s

A nurse from the Henry Street Settlement with a Chinese family in the Bronx, New York, 1930s

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Medical Committee for Civil Rights participates in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

Medical Committee for Civil Rights participates in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 

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Members of the group ACT UP demand improved AIDS care at Kings County Hospital, New York, 1989

Members of the group ACT UP demand improved AIDS care at Kings County Hospital, New York, 1989

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Nurses meeting at the Delta Health Center, a community-controlled clinic in Mound Bayou, MS, 1968

Nurses meeting at the Delta Health Center, a community-controlled clinic in Mound Bayou, MS, 1968

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