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
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.
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.
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