Right to Health




"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including ... medical care.” Article 25 (1)

~ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948.



Right to Health Fact Sheet
Learn about the right to health in the U.S.
Right to Health Quiz
Test your knowledge of health in the U.S. with our downloadable quiz.
Take Action on Health
Find out how to get involved.

Lesson Plan: Equal Access to Health Care in the United States
This lesson helps students understand why it is important for everyone to have access to quality health care. Suitable for high school.

Lesson Plan: The People Behind the Statistics
This lesson aims to put a human face on violations of economic and social human rights in the U.S. by focusing on the issues of education, hunger, housing, and health. Suitable for high school.

Rights Sights News: The Right to Health
Spring 2012 edition of Rights Sites News packed full of lessons, ideas, and resources for teaching about health and human rights both globally and locally to promote and advance the right to health for all, especially the world’s most vulnerable people.