For one week in October — Right Care Action Week — people around the country join together and take action to show what our health care system should look like.
No matter your role in the health care system, be it a nurse, family member, public health student, physician, patient, community member, or something else, you can get involved and lead activities during Right Care Action Week.
Every year, more than 500,000 Americans go bankrupt because they cannot afford their medical bills. Even those with insurance report having to cut back on food, clothing, and other necessities to pay for health care. From surprise out-of-network costs to prescription drugs, Americans are paying out the nose for medical care – and we cannot afford it.
This year for Right Care Action Week, from October 15-21, we are uniting our communities to expose and protest the reasons behind high health care costs.
The week will culminate in a digital event on October 21st, where we will share what we learned from the week, and outline next steps for action.
Hundreds of Right Care Alliance members across the country will be planning events to share their experiences with high health care costs, find other people who care, and identify solutions that we can do individually and collectively. These events are:
And don’t forget about the digital event on October 21st from 12-1 pm, when RCA members from across the country will meet online to share what we learned from the week and reveal our plan for action!
Looking for events or collaborators in your city? Check out the map below to see all the RCAW events our members have organized so far!
Ready to join hundreds of people across the country taking action for right care? Sign up now for RCAW using the interest form below:
Materials for all events
Right Care Cafe
What Worries You?
Using social media is a great way to stay updated on RCAW events and get others involved! Here are some tools to help you be a RCAW social media wizard:
We are able to fund Right Care Action Week events.
If you are interested in funding, please indicate so on the sign-up form above.
We would like to thank our Right Care Action Week partners for supporting the events:
If you would like to be a Right Care Action Week partner, email email@example.com.
Read our 2016 RCAW report to learn about events from last year.
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