Joel Segal joins panel to discuss homelessness, nationally, and proposes ideas and solutions that are working now. He is the national campaign director for Bring America Home which is a program with the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Mr. Segal has a extensive experience in policy making and with homeless programs.
· Co-authored the first bill ever introduced in the U.S. Congress to end involuntary homelessness, the Bring America Home Act, in 2004.
· Senior legislative assistant in Congress working on universal health care, homelessness, global HIV/AIDS, and ending poverty. He was the staff director of Rep. Conyers' Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force and the Out of Poverty Caucus.
· Founder and leader of America's 2000 Universal Health Care and Global HIV/AIDS civil society advocacy movements.
· He led efforts in Congress to reduce resident physician work hours. He co-authored unprecedented federal legislation which both the AMA and the ACGME adopted.
· In addition, Segal led efforts in Congress to prevent the closing of the Detroit Medical Center, the largest Trauma 1 Public Hospital in Detroit, from going bankrupt by forging a bipartisan coalition of Democrats and Republicans. As a result, $40 million was allocated from the George W. Bush Administration to keep the hospital open.
· He also was the co-author of the Katrina Relief Act and led efforts in Congress to pass the bill by working closely with the staff of then-House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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