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 »
PSR Maine uses the values and expertise of medicine and public health to advocate for protecting Mainers from the gravest threats to health and survival.
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) recently sponsored a Congressional briefing to present the findings of a new PSR/IPPNW report, Nuclear Famine: One Billion People at Risk, that demonstrates the devastating consequences of a limited nuclear exchange on climate and agriculture. The report's author, Dr. Ira Helfand, delivered the message that without decisive action towards nuclear abolition, more countries will develop nuclear weapons programs and the threat of a regional nuclear conflict will continue to increase.Read more »
PSR Maine is the home of the Maine Children's Environmental Health Project, educating both physicians and parents about the threat that toxic chemicals pose to pediatric health.More on Toxic Chemicals »
The existence of nuclear weapons continues to pose a major threat to human health and survival. Maine PSR is working to ensure U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.More on Nuclear Weapons »
PSR Maine's Domestic Violence Response Initiative (DVRI) trains and encourages Maine clinicians to perform routine domestic violence screenings.More on Domestic Violence »
PSR Maine runs MESHNet, a network of environmental champions working within Maine's hospitals to reduce the carbon emissions and increase the environmental sustainbility of their institutions.More on Climate Change »
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Peter Wilk.Source: The Times Record
Dr. David H. Newman comments on gun violence from his viewpoint as an emergency room physician.Source: New York Times
With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, demand safe, clean energy, and warn about global consequences of limited nuclear war. So many of you have supported us all year long in so many ways, we made this video for you. Watch to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach.
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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 »
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 »