We believe that health care is a human right and should be available to all regardless of income, insurance status, age, gender, religion, sexual identity/ preference, citizenship, ethnicity, or level of ability.
We view health as a state of optimal physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. We hope to show through our practice how this can be accomplished thru attentive, socially-conscious free medical care, health education and access to social services.
We are committed to health education and to the sharing of medical knowledge as powerful tools for improving direct care and for transforming the health care system. We strive to provide accurate information, resources and services to empower all those we work with.
We view women’s health and reproductive issues as a critical aspect of health care and as a reflection of the social, economic and political infrastructure and inequalities.
We acknowledge that the perception of race/ethnicity is a major factor in health disparities and inequities, along with the social determinants of health.
Our goal is to promote health and wellbeing for all those involved in OWS activities and to share our ideas and goals with all the occupy groups, and support groups, in the USA and abroad.
We aim to develop and teach a praxis (critical practice) of alternative “protest” medicine.
We are interested in working with local communities to identify and work on their health issues within the perspective of OWS.
We aim to maintain an open and critical attitude towards the work we do. This includes a continuous process of learning, teaching, and self-evaluation. We should be conscious and critical of all forms of health models and practices and work in partnership with colleagues and patients.