Mission

Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) advocates for universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance. SNaHP is the student arm of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP).

SNaHP believes that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity.

Educational sessions covering single payer healthcare systems, healthcare disparities as they pertain to for-profit healthcare delivery systems, and grassroots organization efforts.

Advocacy for state and federal legislation in support of Medicare-For-All and local resolutions such as the 55 Strong Campaign.

Networking with other WV Physicians in Physicians for a National Health Program-WV and outreach to those whom SNaHP and PNHP are unknown.

Attending professional conferences such as the SNaHP summit and the WV State Medical Association Healthcare Summit in collaboration with PNHP-W.

SNaHP at WVU was established in 2021 by students with diverse backgrounds and specialty interests, united by the vision of providing healthcare for all who need it. Our charter was recognized the same year by the national organization.

For more information on the national organization or to join for free, visit https://student.pnhp.org/

Officers

Amanda Rahman
President
Shanan Ashton
Vice-President
Smita Bhatia
Secretary
Henna Bhatia
Treasurer
Amelia Adcock
Faculty Advisor

Bylaws

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization shall be Students for a National Health Program-WVU

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

The purpose of this organization shall be to serve members through education, training, and advocacy efforts toward the goal of a comprehensive, high-quality, publicly-funded health care program.

***ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Section 1. The voting membership of this organization shall be limited to organization members who are WVU students and registered with the national Students for a National Health Program organization, which is free.
Section 2. This organization will not deny membership on the basis of age, disability status, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

Section 1. The offices of this organization shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Officers will be elected for 1 year terms in the Spring/Summer preceding the term year.

Section 2. The duties of the President shall be to preside at all meetings of the organization, enforce the constitution, decide questions of order, and appoint committee heads.
The duties of the Vice President shall be to preside at all meetings in the absence of the President and be ex-officio member of all committees.
The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep records of the meetings, maintain the membership roster, take role, and handle correspondence.
The duties of the Treasurer shall be to collect dues, keep books, make expenditures and render regular reports upon request.

***Section 3. To hold an elected, or appointed office in this organization, a member must have at least a 2.5 GPA at the time of election or appointment, and must be a full-time student. Furthermore, the member may not be on academic or disciplinary probation

***ARTICLE V. SPECIAL WVU REQUIREMENTS

This organization will adhere to the West Virginia University Conduct Code.

*** ARTICLE VI. FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Section 1. The Treasurer is designated as the account manager.
Section 2. All expenditures require two signatures: the account manager and the President. In the case of expenditures distributed to the account manager or President, the Secretary and whichever party is not being reimbursed will sign.
Section 3. The student organization’s advisor may request and review all financial documents at their discretion.

ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS

Section 1. Regular meetings of the organization shall be the last Sunday of the month from 7-8pm via Zoom. Additional in-person or Zoom meetings may be scheduled as needed.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the President.
Section 3. Quorum shall be constituted by at least two executive board officers and any attending members.