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  • Dr. Catherine Thomasson visits Austin!

    Texas PSR was honored to have National PSR Executive Director, Dr. Catherine Thomasson, visit Austin! She presented grand rounds focusing on human impacts on the environment to the Family Medicine & Internal Medicine residents at Brackenridge Hospital.  Board Member Dr. Lisa Doggett also graciously hosted a Meet & Greet reception for Dr. Thomasson.  The event was well-attended with representation from Sierra Club, Dell Children’s Hospital, SEED Coalition, Environmental Defense Fund, and Texas PSR members.  

  • Texas PSR Receives Generous Grant and Will Launch New Program: Toxic-Free Child!

    We are excited to be the recipient of a generous grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation for our new pilot program - Toxic-Free Child!  We will educate pregnant women and families about the dangers of common household toxics and ways to prevent health complications, minimize exposure and create healthier alternatives. Working in partnership with community health centers, Texas PSR will incorporate a much-needed, missing educational topic into existing prenatal and parenting classes. 

  • Board Member Karen Hadden attends CPP Press Conference at Austin City Hall

    Karen Hadden, a TXPSR Board Member, with Representative Donna Howard and Tom "Smitty" Smith attended the CPP Press Conference at Austin City Hall, where Trish O'Day, RN and TXPSR Board Member, spoke.

  • Clean Power Plan (CPP) Press Conference

    Trish O’Day, RN, TXPSR Board Member represented TXPSR at the Austin City Hall Clean Power Plan press conference.  Karen Hadden, also a TXPSR Board Member, was also in attendance. Other speakers included Mayor Adler, Representative Donna Howard and six City Council members.  The press conference was very well attended and covered!  

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Focus Areas

  • Toxics

    Texas PSR has launched a new program, Toxic-Free Child!

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  • Clean Air & Climate Change

    Texas PSR’s Clean Air & Climate Change focus area addresses the impact on health from the quality of air and climate change. We invite you to join the growing constituency of health professionals and concerned citizens who are bringing a critical heath voice to the forefront of environmental health decision-making.

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  • Healthy Food in Healthcare

    Texas PSR is trying to launch a new program, Healthy Food in Healthcare, a program designed to leverage the purchasing power of hospital systems to influence the community-at-large for an environmentally-conscious, sustainable and healthier food system by purchasing foods that are produced, processed and transported in ways that protect public and environmental health.

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  • Legislation

    Being located in Austin, Austin PSR has the benefit of being able to participate in both the local and state legislative process.

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Latest News & Events

  • Extreme lead found at El Paso state home
    May 25, 2016

    "Very high exposure can lead to death," said Anjum Hanafi, executive director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility. "This is a very, very serious public health threat."

    Source: El Paso Times
  • Spring 2016 Newsletter
    April 30, 2016

    Get a snapshot of TXPSR's latest work and activities by reading our newsletters!

  • Fall 2015 Newsletter
    November 15, 2015

    Get a snapshot of TXPSR's latest work and activities by reading our newsletters!

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  • Video: Health Impacts of Coal

    For this webinar, PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood presented an overview of the life cycle of coal and the impact on air, water, climate change, and our economy. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    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 »


Yaira Robinson, Director
Austin, Texas