What We Do

CAMPAIGNS

Raising Standards

Having a union gives us a powerful voice in the fight to improve our healthcare system. The first and largest housestaff union in the U.S., we continue to advocate for residents across the country.  Through collective bargaining we’ve implemented systems that improve patient care and residency training. Our union empowers us to advocate for ourselves and our patients.

Resident Well-Being

We believe that we’re better able to make our patients well when when we have structures in place to ensure our wellness on the job. Through CIR, we create real solutions to the challenge of physician burnout and develop winning strategies for implementing #realwellbeing for physicians.

Family Health Challenge

Every person deserves to be healthy. Through FHC, we work in partnership with the community to make it easier for children and their families to make healthier decisions. Initiated in Bronx, New York, FHC is an eight-week community-based obesity prevention program for children ages 7-11.  CIR leaders teach weekly lessons to children at various public schools/community centers throughout New York City.

Patient Care Funds

Our patients deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of where they were born, where they live or how much money they make. Our Patient Care Funds allow us to offer the best training and technology so that our hospitals can provide high-quality care.

Health Justice for All

Every day, we treat patients whose health has been compromised by a system that costs too much and leaves too many behind. Despite the progress made by the Affordable Care Act, we believe that a commitment to health justice for all requires us not only to be healers for our patients, but advocates. We may never achieve full equality, but we should never accept anything less than basic fairness.

ISSUES WE CARE ABOUT

Immigration

Anti-immigrant policies are harmful, discriminatory, and undermine our communities and economy. They are against the values of our country and profession. It’s time for policies that allow a real path to citizenship and an end to legislation that results in xenophobia and racial profiling in the communities that we serve.  Refugees | DACA | Clean Dream Act |

Public Charge

As physicians, we denounce this rule and ask you to take a stand with us. Every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and should never have to choose between basic human needs and staying in this country.

Racial Justice

The American healthcare system has observed persistent inequalities of care for people of color, for the LGBT community, for low-income working families, and for immigrants, both documented and undocumented. It is a moral imperative that all lives have the same value in the eyes of the justice system, and that the laws of our country are enforced equally in every community. Charlottesville | Muslim Ban | New Zealand Shooting Christchurch mosques

Reproductive Rights for Women and Families

To us, it’s clear: limiting healthcare access in any way is harmful. Period. Furthermore, limiting women’s ability to make informed decisions about their families, their bodies and their lives is an egregious attack on human rights.

Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

89 people die from gun-related violence everyday. Very little progress has been made to protect our families and communities from these senseless acts of violence. Lifting the ban on research would enable federal research on many forms of violence, treating it as it should be treated: a public health issue.

Contact Us

National Office:
10-27 46th Avenue, Suite 300-2
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (212) 356-8100
Email: info@cirseiu.org

Regional Offices

Benefits Office

Phone: (212) 356-8180
Email: benefits@cirseiu.org

Our Union

The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare is the oldest and largest housestaff union in the country, representing more than 16,000 interns, residents, and fellows in California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Washington, D.C.

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