An open Letter to Texas Governor, Rick Perry advocating for Medicaid Expansion in Texas
Evidence-based studies have demonstrated that Medicaid coverage leads to improved health status for enrollees. Healthy adults can work, stay working and remain tax-paying responsible residents of Texas. Children can stay in school, not miss a school day due to an asthma episode or a toothache. School districts are happy with fewer absences since their state funds are tied to the number of children at school each day.
PSR chapter leaders gathered in Tampa, Florida in early February for two days of learning, sharing best practices and planning for 2013. The annual gathering brought together more than 40 leaders ranging from first year medical students to 25 plus-year members. Sessions on fundraising, administrative effectiveness, online outreach and capacity building were featured and running through the sessions was an emphasis on collaborative partnerships. The conference was hosted by PSR/Florida's Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano Dunn.See photos »
With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, and demand safe, clean energy. In 2012, members and chapters across the country worked together to make a difference. So many of you helped in so many ways, we made this video for you. See some of the scenes from expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats, member events and media outreach.
The Austin Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community.
We pledge to continue our commitment to a safe environment and a healthier Texas.
Environmental pollution effects all of us. Particulate matter in our air causes asthma, especially in young children. Nearly 1 in 4 children in Texas have some form of asthma.More on Coal »
Several Austin PSR members participated in Global Warming awareness during release of "The Day After Tomorrow", an early foray (albeit hypothetical) into public education of the impact of global warming.More on Global Warming »
Texas has always been considered to be the energy capital of the world. Oil was first discovered here, and the majority of the world's oil exploration and production expertise is based here.More on Energy Security »
Kimberly Carter, MD, APSR Board Member stated, “If we want healthy children, adults … healthy Texans, who are not going to continue to be a burden on the social welfare system, then we should champion ways to make individuals responsible for their contraception and personal health,” Dr. Carter was one of four panelists on “Family Planning: The Great Debate,” one of many topics discussed during the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.Source: Texas Medical Association
Join our efforts to clean up dirty coal.
Climate change’s threats to human health and life are growing. Will you join our latest effort to roll back climate change?
Many products we buy are seriously toxic – they can disrupt the hormone system, cause cancer, even birth defects. Join us in asking major retailers to remove toxic products from their shelves.
In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »