This Sunday, October 3rd, people around the country will be mobilizing in support of reproductive justice. October 3rd is the 44th anniversary of Rosie Jimenez' death from a back-alley abortion (after the Hyde Amendment banned federal funds from covering this procedure). The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear a case challenging Roe V. Wade … Continue reading RFPU-NW Endorses “Remember Rosie Jiménez: National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice”
For the second year in a row, the Resident & Fellow Physician Union - Northwest is proud to endorse the Seattle Solidarity Budget alongside many trusted labor unions and community organizations. As healthcare providers, we see the direct impact on our patients, when our city does not adequately fund and support social services, or acknowledge … Continue reading RFPU-NW Endorses 2022 Solidarity Budget
Join local experts and activists, including RFPU - NW Board member Dr. Heather Barnett at this week's Health Equity Conference: Caring for Patients Who Are Incarcerated.Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021Time: 6:00-7:45 PM PDTZoom: https://washington.zoom.us/j/3117825083All are welcome to attend!
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RFPU - NW has recently endorsed SHB 1348, Providing medical assistance to incarcerate patients. The majority of people incarcerated are incarcerated for less than 30 days. This bill updates current language around not suspending Medicaid for those incarcerated for 30 days or less. New language includes that a person’s incarceration status does not affect the person’s … Continue reading Take Action: Support SHB 1348
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The Care of Incarcerated Patients Task Force is excited to announce an upcoming workshop on caring for patients who are incarcerated or otherwise involved with law enforcement in the UW Medicine system. The purpose of this session is to train residents and fellows in how best to advocate and care for patients in the ED, … Continue reading Workshop: Caring for Patients Who Are Incarcerated
Last week, you may have come across the highly visible news that Dr. Ben Danielson, Medical Director of Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, resigned from his position in November. Dr. Danielson drew attention to how people of color -- whether patients or providers -- have been systemically discriminated against at Seattle Children's Hospital. You can read … Continue reading Join the Call for Racial Justice at SCH
Sent to full membership via email on June 7, 2020Thank you to each and every one of you who has shown up this week (in-person and from home) for Black Lives Matter. We saw incredible showings of people at Friday's Show of Support, hosted by NURF, and over 10,000 healthcare workers and allies showed up for the Doctors … Continue reading How we fight for racial justice