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  • WPSR Calls for Armistice

    Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is calling for an armistice in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians of Gaza. Continued destruction of life and property is decried. Please contact your legislators and the White House, and join us in this plea for a cessation of the current warring and the institution of a process for ongoing peace and justice in the region. Israel Prize winner Yeshayahu Leibowitz stated to a WPSR delegation in 1993, “Without justice there can be no peace.” His statement remains true. 

  • National PSR Director Speaks at UW about Climate Change

    On June 17th, PSR national executive director Dr. Catherine Thomasson gave a presentation at the UW School of Public Health on climate change and health impacts. Catherine shared an overview of the EPA’s proposed rule to reduce carbon pollution from coal and natural-gas fired power plants. In addition, she outlined guidelines issued to individual states for achieving the new carbon emissions reductions. This proposed “Clean Power Plan” would be the largest federal action to-date intended to mitigate climate change.

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  • WPSR Supports Seattle Efforts to Reduce Income Inequality

    In 2013, WPSR adopted a strategic priority around reducing income inequality and promoting livable wages. Extreme disparities in wealth, such as the growing gap between the richest and poorest in the U.S., have a negative impact on health outcomes. WPSR board member Dr. Stephen Bezruchka wrote “Inequality Kills”, a chapter in Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, pointing out that health indicators are worse than they were a generation ago.

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  • WPSR Delegation Returns to Gaza

    In April, 2014, the sixth group of medical professionals sponsored by WPSR and hosted by the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme journeyed to Gaza to offer care and consultation. This group consisted of two pediatric urologists, an adult urologist, a cardiologist, a neurosurgeon, a pediatrician whose specialty is autism, a trauma surgeon, and a palliative care nurse.

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  • WPSR Calls for Armistice in Middle East
    July 16, 2014

    Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is calling for an armistice in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians of Gaza.

  • WPSR Delegation Returns to Gaza
    July 6, 2014

    In April, 2014, the sixth group of medical professionals sponsored by WPSR and hosted by the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme journeyed to Gaza to offer care and consultation.

  • WPSR Supports Seattle Efforts to Reduce Income Inequality
    July 6, 2014

    In 2013, WPSR adopted a strategic priority around reducing income inequality and promoting livable wages. Extreme disparities in wealth, such as the growing gap between the richest and poorest in the U.S., have a negative impact on health outcomes.

  • Emerald City Rotary Club Meeting
    August 5, 2014

    Dr. David Hall will speak about the humanitarian and health consequences of nuclear weapons.

  • From Hiroshima to Hope
    August 6, 2014

    Annual lantern floating ceremony to honor victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all victims of war.

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  • 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 »

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Laura Skelton, Executive Director
4500 9th Ave NE Suite 92
Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 547-2630