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Informed activism is principled and effective activism. PSR aims to provide the best materials for its network of members and activists to work at the grassroots level against nuclear weapons, global warming, and environmental contamination. Select an Issue or Resource Type to search for up-to-date information to help you take action in your community.

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  • PSR Policy on Healthcare Reform in the United States

    Access to comprehensive healthcare is a human right. It is the responsibility of society, through its government, to ensure this right. Read more »

  • Public Health and Social Justice

    The "Public Health and Social Justice" website at publichealthandsocialjustice.org or phsj.org contains articles and open-access slide shows, syllabi, and other documents relevant to topics in public health and social justice, especially covering environmental health and war and peace. Read more »

  • The Social Responsibility of Health Workers

    Because there would be little health workers could do to prepare for the consequences of a nuclear attack or to care for the victims, physicians and other health workers bare a social responsibility to work to prevent such an attack. Read more »

  • War and Public Health

    Back in the 60s peace activists sported a bumper sticker that read: “War is not good for children and other living creatures.” In a way, that sums up Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel’s “War and Public Health,” where 46 experts on everything from epidemiology to international law weigh in on the authors’ central premise: “War and militarism have catastrophic effects on human health and well being.” Read more »

  • Market Justice and US Health Care

    Social justice in health care requires universal coverage and ensured access to care, whether through social insurance, private insurance, or some combination. Read more »

  • Open Channel for Food and Medicine to Iran

    A letter to President Obama on the sanctions on Iran co-signed by PSR and other groups. Read more »

  • Public Health and Social Justice Reader

    Martin T. Donohoe, MD, is adjunct associate professor in Community Health at Portland State University. He is chief scientific advisor to Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's Campaign for Safe Foods. Read more »

  • Outgunned: Up Against the NRA

    Co-author Daniel G. Abel, part of the Catano Litigation Group started by the colorful New Orleans attorney Wendell Gauthier, teamed up with Peter Brown, a journalist, to tell the story of how Gauthier, who had made fame and fortune tackling tobacco companies, decided to take on the gun industry as the next big cause. Read more »

  • Niños Seguros y Sanos: Safe and Healthy Children

    This one-year pilot program aimed to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate training resource guide, complete with several trainer tools as well as fact-sheets and case studies about environmental health for staff of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the Migrant and Seasonal Health Clinics. Read more »

  • Environmental Justice and Toxic Chemical Exposures

    Healthcare providers and public health practitioners know that disadvantaged communities suffer from chronic disease -- asthma, heart disease, obesity, cancer, and others -- at far greater rates than do others. From PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »

 

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