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Strategic Plan

Our Mission: WPSR engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.


Strategic Plan, 2016


I. Nuclear Issues

A. NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION

Goal 1: Reduce the Threat of Nuclear War

Goal 2: Build Grassroots Support for Nonproliferation Agenda

Goal 3: Provide thought leadership on medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and war

B. HANFORD

Goal 1: Raise public awareness and understanding of lessons learned from Hanford, as a means to prevent future contamination of environment by nuclear waste

Goal 2: Create culture for publicly discussing and contributing to Hanford cleanup efforts

Goal 3: Be the primary “health voice” for Hanford clean-up efforts, ensuring that health and scientific facts are closely considered in the clean-up

C. MIDDLE EAST INITIATIVES

Goal 1: Support peace initiatives in the Middle East, an area of nuclear risk

Goal 2: Continue sponsoring medical teams to Gaza, simultaneously providing service to vulnerable populations and promoting the larger goal of peace

Goal 3: Educate WPSR members and others in WA about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza


II. Climate & Health

        A. ENGAGEMENT WITH PUBLIC POLICY & POLICY MAKERS

Goal 1: Passage of a Washington State Cap/Price on greehouse gas emissions in 2016

Goal 2: Prevent expansion of coal, oil, and other fossil fuel transport and storage capacity in Washington

Goal 3: Utilize existing authority in regulating the state's largest polluters

Goal 4: Partner with allies and stakeholders to support a clean energy economy

Goal 5: Support private and public initiatives to transition our economy to renewable energy resources

B. ENGAGEMENT WITH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Goal 6: Support a robust internal infrastructure, allowing our task force to evolve and grow

Goal 7: Engage the healthcare community in understanding and mitigating climate change

Goal 8: Engage with organizations and institutions addressing climate and health

C. ENGAGEMENT WITH PUBLIC (AND PATIENTS)

Goal 9: Maintain presence and leadership in media sources

Goal 10: Speak directly to the public about the health risks of climate change


III. Income Inequality

Goal 1: Support efforts recognizing the importance of the first thousand days after conception in producing adult health

Goal 2: Get an effective paid parental leave policy passed and operational in Washington State

Goal 3: Collaborate with other organizations and leaders working on paid parental leave

Goal 4: Adopt a position statement on the need for paid parental leave, as a means of reducing negative health outcomes that result from economic disparities