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Joel Segal, National Campaign Director for Bring America Home (Natl. Coalition for the Homeless)

22 Mar 2022 10:43 AM | Anonymous

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.  

Join the virtual program 'Homelessness is  Public Health and Healthcare Issue' on March 25, 2022. More details and to register here. 

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