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Shimberg Health Sciences Library & Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange

USF Health Libraries Exhibits

For all the People: A century of citizen action in healthcare reform

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Courtesy Daniel Bernstein/Jack Geiger

Visit this traveling exhibit at the Shimberg Library

January 29th-February 22, 2024

The National Library of Medicine produced For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform, guest curated by historian and educator Beatrix Hoffman, PhD (Northern Illinois University). The traveling exhibition and companion website explore a history of health care reform, which has been a contentious political issue in the United States for more than a hundred years.

Often, the public associates health care reform with presidents and national leaders, but communities, workers, activists, and health care professionals have made their voices heard in the debate about whether and how to make quality health care available to all. For All the People tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary citizens helped shape the changing American health care system.

A digital gallery features a curated selection of fully digitized items from the historical collections of the NLM, which are also available in their entirety in NLM Digital Collections.