PBI Airport Embassy Suites Ballrooms and Conference Center- West Palm Beach Florida

February 16 – 17, 2018



Join us as we combat the Trump Regime’s attack on health care and build the framework for universal health care for all Floridians within 2 years!

We’ll hear from some of the most highly respected minds in the health care policy area, as well as those in the activism arena, come together, formulate a game plan with measurable objectives, and hit the streets running. You’ll leave energized, organized, and with specific ways to impact your local community.


Featured Speakers

Nina Turner

Our Revolution

Alan Grayson

Former Florida Congressman

Toni VanPelt


Michael Lighty

Director of Public Policy
National Nurses United

Lois Frankel

Florida’s 21st Congressional District

Annette Taddeo

Florida State Senate

Mike Papantonio

Ring of Fire

Alex Lawson

Executive Director
Social Security Works

Mike Fox

Associate Director
Progressive Democrats of America

Gerald Freidman

Professor of Economics
University of Massachusetts

Dale Taylor, PhD.

Fmr. Chair
WI Board on Aging and Long Term Care

Tim Canova

US Congress

Dr. Alina Valdes

US Congress

Mark Dudzic

National Coordinator
Labor Campaign for Single Payer

Stephanie Myers

FL State House

Ryan Torrens

FL Attorney General

Thomas Kennedy

Deputy Pol. Dir.,
Florida Immigrant Coalition

Libby Devlin

S. Regional Dir
N.N.O.C. National Nurses United

Tamika Lyles

US Senate

Dr. Margaret Flowers

Popular Resistance

Sharon Graham, MM, MT-BC

Founder and Director
Tampa Bay Institute for Music Therapy

Chuck Woolery

Action Board Member
American Public Health Assoc.

Eric Stevens

Deputy Executive Director
Florida for Care

Deborah Foote

Managing Director
Oral Health Florida

Chardo Richardson

US Congress

Arlene Engelhardt

Radio Host
From a Woman’s Point of View, WMNF

Laura Finley, PhD.

Assoc. Prof. Sociology & Criminology
Barry University

Denis G. Campbell

Editor and Publisher Magazine

Jennifer Leslie

FL State Health Task Force

Rob Abston

Florida Media Labs

Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC

Central Ohio Music Therapy, LLC

Jay Schwartz

Pembroke Pines

Mitchell Stollberg

Broward County Chapter Chair
Progressive Democrats of America

Nicole Sandler

Progressive radio host and blogger

Kristen Rosen Gonzalez

City Commissioner of Miami Beach

Tom Wells

US Congress

Lynne Hubbard

City of Riviera Beach

Archie Lamb

Levin Papantonio

Peter Mougey

Levin Papantonio

Eagan Kemp

Public Citizen

Dr. Katherine Ntekim

Doctor of Nursing
Armor Correctional Health Services

Drew Martin

Mayor of Lake Worth

Paul Laura

Legislation and Policy Director
Palm Beach County Environmental Alliance

Michael Minardi

NORML Legal Committee

Rep. David Richardson

Representative FL-113

Rick Ford

Floridians for Healthcare

Featured Partners

From a Woman's Point of View, WMNF

Communication Workers Of America

Creating a Better Understanding + Road Map
to Universal Health Care

The Road Map

Developing the road map – Identify the starting point, Universal Health Care as the destination, and a 24 month timeline.

The Leadership Team

Uniting community leaders from across Florida to create momentum and focus for People-Powered solutions – When our leaders refuse to lead, new leadership must step forward.

Resource + Action

Applying our resources to the mobilize the grassroots to accomplish what our failed state leadership has refused to do.

Bringing Leaders for Communities Across Florida

Funding + Finance


A roadmap to understanding the process, recognizing the opportunities, and overcoming the obstacles.

Government + Media

Setting the Wheels in Motion

Developing a timeline and identifying the team that can make it happen.

Health Care + Human Rights


Establishing that is time for America to recognize what every other developed nation in the world has realized.

Exploring What Is Possible When We Add Dedication + Empowerment

Latest News

Summit Contributions

We’ve had an inspiring 2 days planning a strategy to bring Universal Health Care to Florida. Now it is time to get to work and make it happen. But first I want to thank all of the folks who made this event a success. You know the folks who presented keynotes and...

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Press Release for February 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mikki Royce The Media Goddess   THE FIRST FLORIDA HEALTH CARE SUMMIT HAS BOLD PLAN Leaders Gather to Affirm Health Care as a Human Right (West Palm Beach) – The first Florida Health Care Summit formally...

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Florida Health Care Summit

Embassy Suites 1601 Belvedere Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406


Florida Health Care Summit
Embassy Suites
1601 Belvedere Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33406