EVENT TIPS AND INSPIRATION

THEMES

Since UHC is a broad issue, we recommend focusing your event on a specific theme that would resonate most with your stakeholders. Successful events often pair together a “WHY” and a “HOW” of UHC.

Example themes and topics include, but are by no means limited to:

WHY SUPPORT HEALTH FOR ALL?

Equity & Human Rights
Refugee Crisis
Economic Growth
Quality Medicines
Non-Communicable Diseases
Pandemic Preparedness
Gender Equality

NEXT STEPS

Prioritize the poorest
Build political will
Invest more, sooner, smarter
Strengthen primary health care system
Measure what matters
Collaborate beyond the health sector
Harness the power of innovation

WHO TO INVITE

CO-HOSTS: Join forces with other UHC partners in your country to maximize your impact.

SPEAKERS: Dynamic events often engage speakers with a range of expertise.

AUDIENCE: In addition to inviting key partners and stakeholders to build useful relationships, strive for a diverse audience so that speakers are not preaching to the choir. By engaging everyone from government officials to community members, you can help the conversation spread far and wide after your event.

MEDIA: Invite reporters from local news outlets to encourage them to amplify messages from your event.

TYPE OF EVENTS

PANEL

Featuring 3-4 speakers and a moderated discussion, panels can engage high-level leaders and community advocates to educate attendees on a particular dimension of the UHC movement.

RALLY

March or gather with community members to vocally draw attention to the urgent need for #HealthForAll and hold leaders accountable to the promise of leaving no one behind.

ROUND TABLE

Unite local experts, activists, policymakers and media for an intimate, substantive discussion to exchange diverse perspectives and reach consensus on concrete next steps.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Celebrate UHC Day by improving local health, from making educational pamphlets, to giving blood, to picking up trash. Last year, partners even offered free health services [e.g., free HIV tests, cancer screenings].

OTHER TIPS

CONVENIENT LOCATION: Pick a location that makes sense for your attendees.

ENGAGING MATERIALS: For a panel discussion, engage attendees with programs and speaker information. For a rally, bring banners and posters that boldly support #HealthForAll.

SPREAD THE WORD: Use social media, email, flyers and word of mouth to encourage people to attendl During the event, share photos and quotes with #HealthForAll to connect the event to the global movement.