IMPACT COMMITS TO: creating a better healthcare system with education, research, and direct action;
Empowering patients and healthcare workers alike to self-advocate for a system that benefits everyone.
IMPACT works to create a work environment where Healthcare workers are empowered to provide appropriate care. This includes:
• Safe staffing for all
• Mental healthcare
• Protection from workplace violence
• Safe work hour restrictions
• Fair pay
• Student loan forgiveness
IMPACT advocates for a system where patients can equitably access care that maximizes quality of life, without the threat of bankruptcy.
We recognize that there are enormous identity-based disparities within our current system, and we recognize that to provide equitable and quality care for all, we must recognize, educate, and directly confront healthcare disparities experienced by race, gender, sexuality, body size, immigration status, geography, education, language, and beyond.
Taking action against:
• Insurance company interference
• Pharmaceutical costs
• Monopolized hospital systems
• Medical bankruptcy
• Patient bias and mistreatment
• Healthcare lobbyists
• Hospital political spending
• Inappropriate hospital administrative costs
• Exploitation of healthcare workers
IMPACT unites patients and healthcare workers of all levels, specialties, departments, ages, genders, nationalities, passions, politics, and creeds. Healthcare workers are fragmented in their various professional organizations but we have a common goal for healthcare reform.
We influence health policy to ensure the concerns of workers and patients are prioritized.
We unite workers with diverse backgrounds to create an environment in which we are all safe, valued, and respected to collaboratively solve worker and patient barriers to care.
We catalogue worker and patient experiences with the healthcare system, and work to alleviate their burdens with kindness, sensitivity, and respect.
We bring together healthcare workers to transform healthcare into a system that prioritizes patients and workers.