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Tell President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. It poses too great a threat to survival and health.
Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, PSR seeks to protect human life worldwide from the impact of social injustice and structural violence. The root causes of social injustice are many and include the widening gaps between rich and poor, the unequal distribution of resources, discrimination, and the disenfranchisement of individuals and groups from the political process. PSR’s current core areas of Environment and Health and Global Security have direct connections to social justice issues.
Forty eager listeners learned how the A C A will benefit many uninsured persons, but leave 20 million people still uninsured-- mostly because 25 states have not accepted Medicaid expansion and the law excludes illegal immigrants.
This article, by PSR and IPPNW leaders, was published in the international Journal of Public Health Policy. It lays out why an International Code of Conduct on arms trade is important to health -- and how you can help change history.Source: Journal of Public Health Policy
This infographic created by the George Washington University Master of Public Health program looks at gun violence and mental health. Read more »
A letter to President Obama on the sanctions on Iran co-signed by PSR and other groups. Read more »
A group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners, including PSR's international affiliate IPPNW, signed this letter to President Obama asking him to take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty. Read more »
Martin T. Donohoe, MD, is adjunct associate professor in Community Health at Portland State University. He is chief scientific advisor to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's Campaign for Safe Foods. Read more »
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