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  • October 22, 2014
    Vote Yes on Measure 88 (Safe Roads for All Oregon)

    Measure 88 is a common sense approach to keeping our roads and our communities safer by providing a way for individuals who cannot now apply for a driver's card to do so.

  • September 1, 2014
    A Call to Service: Social Justice Is a Public Health Issue

    Commentary co-authored by Oregon PSR Board of Advisors member Martin Donohoe, MD.

    Source: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
  • September 1, 2014
    Physicians’ Social Responsibility

    An op-ed by PSR Executive Director Catherine Thomasson, MD, on the need for advocacy from doctors.

    Source: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
  • January 10, 2014
    PSR Harrisburg, Jan 8,2014 public meeting

    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.

  • October 11, 2013
    Florida PSR's Kids Klinic Serves Homeless Kids

    SPSR established the Kids Klinic at a homeless shelter 5 years ago. Students had approached PSR mentor, Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, asking to work with homeless kids, since they get little exposure to pediatric patients their first 2 years of medical school.

  • November 14, 2011
    PSR NYC Endorses New York Anti-Torture Bill

    PSR New York City has endorsed a proposed bill in New York State that would prohibit health professionals from participating in torture of prisoners.

  • January 27, 2011
    Poor Americans Face More Toxic Exposure

    This article on the effects of environmental toxins on low-income communities quotes PSR's fact sheet on toxic chemicals and environmental justice.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • December 27, 2010
    Healthier Hospital Food -- For Us and the Earth

    Lucia Sayre discusses San Francisco Bay Area PSR's Balanced Menus program.

    Source: Miller-McCune
  • September 9, 2010
    UAB medical students launch Pakistan relief drive

    Medical students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have launched a drive to collect supplies for flood-ravaged Pakistan.

    Source: UAB News
  • May 21, 2010
    WPSR members travel to the Gaza Strip

    Led by WPSR board member Gerri Haynes, members of WPSR have traveled to Gaza and are currently working alongside colleagues in hospitals and clinics in an effort to help Gazans and highlight the issues the ongoing siege has created.

  • April 12, 2010
    Legs Against Arms 5K race at St. Joseph's University

    The fourth annual Legs Against Arms race in Philadelphia was sponsored by Philadelphia PSR.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • September 24, 2009
    PSR Philadelphia Is Finalist for Award

    PSR Philadelphia is one of the finalists for a Toms Of Maine award of $20,000. There will be 5 finalists determined by vote. Each person can vote 5 times per day. Voting is on the TomsofMaine website. Fifty finalists are featured at www.50statesforgood.com, where the public can learn more about community efforts around the country and vote to determine which five projects will split $100,000 in funding.

  • August 27, 2009
    PSR Announces Position on Healthcare Reform

    We contend that healthcare reform should create a program that will ensure access to primary and preventive medical care to all inhabitants of the United States. Creation of a universal comprehensive primary and preventive care program in the United States that also addresses the major social determinants of health would be an investment that will pay dividends in improved health, increased productivity, and reduced cost for care as is enjoyed by developed nations except the United States.

  • July 31, 2009
    Nobody's Talking About the Silver Bullet That Could Heal the Economy and Cure Most Social Ills

    Fairer societies simply work better. An article by PSR member Dr. Jeff Ritterman.

    Source: Alternet
  • July 27, 2009
    Exploring the Harmful Effects of Health Care

    PSR Member Charles Kilo, MD, MPH Comments on the Harm that U.S. Health Care Currently Delivers

  • July 3, 2009
    Rep. Pingree hears varied proposals for health-care solutions

    Maine PSR’s Paul Santomenna discusses the need for health care reform.

    Source: Kennebec Journal, Maine
  • June 25, 2009
    Williams & O'Day: In Austin, health care reform can't wait

    An op-ed from Austin PSR Board members Dr. Donald Williams and Trish O'Day.

    Source: Austin American-Statesman

In the Spotlight

  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.