According to a recent poll conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans say that health care is one of the most important issues in the 2008 presidential election. Roger Weisberg’s film Critical Condition paints a disturbing and gripping portrait of what happens when you’re sick and uninsured in America. As health care becomes an increasingly salient issue in our nation, find out what you can do to participate in the national dialogue around health care reform.

Engage with local and national organizations
Visit the Critical Condition Take Action page to join local community groups and national organizations that are pushing the next president and Congress to move the nation toward health care reform. Learn more about organizations working for change.

Host a screening
Share the stories told in Critical Condition with a larger audience and host a screening of the film. The film is available, for free, for public institutions, schools and community groups. Sign up for updates about the film, its broadcast and related POV activities around health issues.

Download the Viewer’s Guide
Do you want to learn more about the 2008 presidential candidates’ viewpoints on health care reform? Need help understanding the current U.S. health care system? Don’t know the difference between single payer and tax credits? Download the Critical Condition Viewer’s Guide.

Tell us your thoughts
Add your opinion about the health care debate by visiting the Critical Condition website and posting a comment, a question or a review of the film.

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Eliza is POV's vice president of community outreach and education, and she works with public television stations, educators and community-based organizations to present community screenings of POV films and to develop and distribute accompanying educational resource materials to teachers nationwide. Before joining POV in 2000, she taught English in Spain and Mexico. Eliza is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University.Eliza's favorite documentaries are:1. The Last Waltz - Martin Scorsese2. In the Realms of the Unreal - Jessica Yu3. The Thin Blue Line - Errol Morris4. Don't Look Back - D A Pennebaker5. Grey Gardens - Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer