3rd Annual Boston Student Health Activist Community (BSHAC) Summit

Boston Student Health Activist Community (BSHAC) Summit Agenda

Boston University School of Medicine

Saturday, September 26th


Boston University School of Medicine


The BSHAC Summit is a great opportunity to build community and networks between students and community workers in the Boston/New England area who are interested and involved in health advocacy work. 


It is also a chance to be inspired by critical activists in the Boston area, build and share valuable skills for advocacy and activist work, and get involved in existing projects.


What is BSHAC? 

BSHAC (Boston Student Health Activist Community) is a group of students of the health professions from schools all over Boston, who share an interest in, participate in, and plan health oriented activism work. While in school it can be difficult to learn about and make the connections needed to engage in projects. This group works to coordinate and amplify the efforts of students and make use of the perspective and influence that our role in the health professions can play. We try and make it easy for you to do the work you think is important!


What is the BSHAC summit?

The third annual BSHAC summit is FREE and OPEN to the public, and we are excited about bringing together students from medical, dental, social work, nursing, PA, and public health schools as well as community members engaged or interested in health advocacy and activism. The sessions will be approachable and useful for members with all different levels of experience with advocacy work. 


The conference will include break-out sessions on specific issues of injustice within the health care system OR issues from outside of the health care system that impact health. This year, those topics include: addiction treatment access in Boston, global mental health, police brutality and health, global health activism skills, speaking about your values on the wards, pushing for a single payer healthcare system, and developing an advocacy curriculum at your school.


RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1f0tUXhAKEKcuMtW0BvahkIwVi3aBHs6W-wa7rg3RU0A/viewform?usp=send_form



Contact: Andy Hyatt: andrew.s.hyatt@gmail.com


Event Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm