community engagement

Stories: Perry Steele on Summer 1972

[Contributed by Perry Steele, 15 May 2017]  I was finishing my sophomore year at Vanderbilt. Nixon hadn’t drafted me. For some reason Professor Scott suggested I could be a community organizer. Having no other plans for the summer, I was lucky enough to work with Kathy Stanley and Irwin Venick. Someone lent Kathy and me …

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Connecting the dots: from SHC to ACA

In 2013, just as the Affordable Care Act was about to get rolled out, Bill Corr took time out of his busy schedule as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services to reflect on the resonance between the Coalition work of forty years ago and the inspiration for the Affordable Care Act now.  His remarks can be heard in this …

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Outsiders Coming In: Establishing Trust Within Mountain Communities

“If we helped to create an atmosphere at determination to work for better health care, on the part of the people themselves, then we have certainly proven something. However, if we have raised expectations and hopes for improved medical care for this area, and it is not forthcoming, then perhaps we have violated a very …

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