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

22 Mar 2022 10:43 AM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

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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