Liberation Health Group is open to all advocates of social justice and
human liberation working in the fields of health care and social services.
We are committed to addressing the structural and institutional flaws
in our health care system and its refusal to recognize health care as
a fundamental human right.
Members of the group work to better understand liberation health theories
and methodologies in the practice of client empowerment. We strive to
link immediate issues and struggles relating to our current health care
system to the larger societal structures that regulate it and the predominant
worldview that justifies it and rationalizes the existing unjust allocation
and distribution of health care resources and services.
As health care workers, we recognize the need to show solidarity with
the issues and struggles of other healthcare workers, regardless of
their occupational training and positions. Our solidarity with the individual
clients, families, and communities with which we work means recognizing
their right to meaningful participation in the health care decisions
that affect their lives.
We propose and fight for alternative forms of social organization that
promote a more just distribution of natural and human resources, and
the liberation of all peoples from current productive processes that
put capital and profits before human needs. We identify with the oppressed,
dominated, and marginalized of the world and their struggles to achieve
economic, political, and cultural freedom and self-determination.