Tag: advocacy letters

Modernizing the US Coast Guard’s Miscarriage Leave Policy

Rebecca_Irons , August 19th, 2022


JULIEANN THOMAS March 1, 2022 Rear Admiral Eric Jones Assistant Commandant for Human Resources (CG-1) United States Coast GuardWashington, DC 20593 United States of America Dear…


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Redressing Transgender Healthcare in the UK

Rebecca_Irons , August 15th, 2022


KATERINA DOWNING University College London  Gower Street  London  WC1E 6BT  12/05/2022 FAO: Cass Review Team NHS England PO Box 16738 Redditch B9…


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An Open Letter to the American Obesity Foundation

Rebecca_Irons , August 12th, 2022


VICTORIA ANTONIOU Dear Ms. Okon, I would like to begin this letter by acknowledging the hard work you and your organisation, The American Obesity Foundation (AOF), have been…


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Black Lives and Black Minds Matter – It’s Time to End Racism in Mental Health

Rebecca_Irons , August 8th, 2022


ELEANOR BREEN O’BYRNE Dear Sajid Javid, I am writing to you regarding the troubling and longstanding racial disparities which exist within mental healthcare. This is evidenced by the…


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A Reformation of Transgender Healthcare in the United Kingdom

Rebecca_Irons , August 5th, 2022


SEVEN MELL Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP House of Commons, London SW1A OAA 4th March 2022 Dear Secretary of State, I am writing to you, the Secretary of…


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Mental Health on Campus: An Investment in Long-Term Mental Health is an Investment in Individual and Institution

Rebecca_Irons , August 1st, 2022


KABIR KHANNA Dr Michael Spence President & Provost’s Office University College London Gower Street London WC1E6BT United Kingdom Mental Health on Campus: An Investment in…


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Food is neither love nor salvation

Rebecca_Irons , July 29th, 2022


HE ZHANG Professor Linying Li Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences China Women’s Health Network No. 5 Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District,…


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Changing the Singapore Approach to Sugar

Rebecca_Irons , July 25th, 2022


NATASHA STURGESS Mr Gan Kim YongMinistry of Health16 College RoadCollege of Medicine Building Singapore 169854 6th March 2022 Dear Minister, I hope this letter comes to you well….


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Dear Mr. Javid, CAMHS Is a Joke

Rebecca_Irons , July 22nd, 2022


NAPAT PRASITSIRIGUL Dear Mr. Javid, CAMHS is a joke. Like many others my age, I enjoy mindlessly scrolling through TikTok in my free time. Occasionally I come across…


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Prioritising Continuity Of Care Within General Practice

Rebecca_Irons , July 18th, 2022


ROWAN VICK MAEER 18 High Street Bromsgrove B61 8HQ Dear Sajid Javid, I am writing to you concerning your proposed changes to the NHS in 2022, which involves…


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Fighting to Improve Disability Awareness within Healthcare

Rebecca_Irons , July 15th, 2022


JILLIAN MANN Dear Erin Stampp, My brother, Hank, has faced a lifetime’s worth of scrutiny and maltreatment. Hank was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of two…


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An Introduction to the Second Annual Advocacy Letter Series

Rebecca_Irons , July 11th, 2022


CARRIE RYAN How can students apply anthropology to catalyse social change? In the coming weeks, the second annual Advocacy Letter series will showcase thirteen student Advocacy Letters that…


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A letter for the 97%

Rebecca_Irons , December 13th, 2021


ISOBEL THORLEY Dear Elizabeth Truss, Nadine Dorris and Priti Patel, As the Minister for Women and Equalities, Minister of State Mental Health, and Home Secretary, I am writing…


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A Letter to Matt Hancock

Rebecca_Irons , November 29th, 2021


URSULA WHITE February 2021 Dear Secretary of State, I am writing to express my concern on discovering that, as of February 2021, Operose Health has acquired AT Medics,…


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Letter to Jens Spahn

Rebecca_Irons , November 22nd, 2021


JASMIN SIMAO AJAYI Dear Mr. Spahn,   I am a German citizen from Munich, currently in my final year of studying Anthropology at the University College London (UCL). I…


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HIV Letter

Rebecca_Irons , November 8th, 2021


PIA KEELY-JOHNSON Dear Gavin Williamson,  I am a queer woman living in London who, like more than 18.9 million people1 who sat down to watch Russell Davies’ hit show&nbsp…


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Eating Disorders, Education, and TikTok

Rebecca_Irons , November 1st, 2021


EMILIE THOMPSON 28th February 2021  Dear Mrs Murdoch,  Please let me express my enormous gratitude for the work you and your team continue to conduct in the face o…


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An Epidemic of Loneliness

Rebecca_Irons , October 25th, 2021


PEPE WEISCHER Dear Mr Spahn, The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has strained the capacity of the German health system in unprecedented ways, but it seems to me that one…


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A Letter for Malcolm Reed

Rebecca_Irons , October 18th, 2021


TANYA SHARMA Dear Professor Malcolm Reed, (Lead Co-Chair of the Medical Schools Council), I am a medical student in the UK writing to you to discuss the teaching…


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A Letter to Tedros A. Ghebreyesus

Rebecca_Irons , October 11th, 2021


AY NASSIMOLDINA Dear Dr Tedros A. Ghebreyesus,   The world is in a vulnerable state right now, and we have trusted you with the World Health Organization to lead…


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A Letter to Andrew Selous

Rebecca_Irons , October 4th, 2021


SHOLA AJAO Dear Mr Andrew Selous,   It is unfortunate that I find myself writing to you again during these unprecedented times. As you may recall, I wrote July…


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Fighting Inequality by Improving NHS Dental and Oral Care

Rebecca_Irons , September 27th, 2021


MAXINE PEPPER 22nd March 2021  Dear Sir Stevens,  RE: Fighting inequality by improving NHS dental and oral care  The COVID-19 pandemic …


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Advocacy Letters: Anthropological Calls for Public and Global Health Change

Rebecca_Irons , September 20th, 2021


Series Introduction CARRIE RYAN For the next few weeks, the UCL Medical Anthropology blog will run a special series called ‘Advocacy Letters: Anthropological Ca…


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