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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.
Commentary co-authored by Oregon PSR Board of Advisors member Martin Donohoe, MD.Source: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
An op-ed by PSR Executive Director Catherine Thomasson, MD, on the need for advocacy from doctors.Source: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
The "Public Health and Social Justice" website at publichealthandsocialjustice.org or phsj.org contains articles and open-access slide shows, syllabi, and other documents relevant to topics in public health and social justice, especially covering environmental health and war and peace. Read more »
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 »
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