Please note: Many events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with local organizers to confirm events and follow local safety guidelines if attending events in person.
The new documentary In the Dark of the Valley is the first feature film to focus on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a former nuclear and rocket-engine testing site near Los Angeles. The film is an in-depth exploration into the site’s long history of cover-ups and negligence by site owners Boeing, NASA, and the Department of Energy. It also tells the harrowing story of how a community of mothers, led by Melissa Bumstead, have dealt with the struggles of childhood cancer and their new found life of environmental advocacy.
Featuring Dr. Bob Dodge and Denise Dufflied of PSR-Los Angeles.
Available for online screening as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival, April 7-20.
You’re invited! SF Bay PSR has launched an informal reading and discussion group to learn more about issues of racial equity, particularly as they relate to the fields of public health and medicine. We read a different book or articles every 4-6 weeks, followed by a 60–90-minute discussion on Zoom. This online, drop-in group is open to anyone (not just physicians) seeking to deepen their personal understanding of issues related to systemic racism and strengthen their commitment toward creating a more just, equitable, and healthy world.
Book: Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility, by Dorceta E. Taylor, New York University Press
The conversation will be co-facilitated by Dr. Marjaneh Moini.
To join please email email@example.com.
Physicians, health personnel and everyone; all are welcomed at our meetings held on the THIRD FRIDAY of each month!
New Instructions for Covid Meetings:
For more information contact Dr. Terry Clark, Chair, 633-0892 or Dr. Lew Patrie, 299-1242.
PSR Iowa installation of materials including posters, pamphlets, and assorted resources for more information about related topics: climate and health; climate and infectious disease; climate and clean water, etc.
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The third webinar of the Health and Justice Institute Series discussing how we achieve community health and safety both locally and globally.
Please email Rahel Kemal at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
After industry and transportation, buildings are a top emitter of green-house gases. Electrification of buildings is a critical step toward decarbonization, improved health, and health equity. Natural gas appliances and heaters are proven to increase indoor air pollution and exacerbate conditions such as asthma. The health harms from indoor pollution are compounded by the high outdoor air pollution levels in California, per the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2020 report. Also, while 98% of Californians live in counties with a failing grade for at least one air pollution measurement, a person of color is three times more likely to live in a county with failing grades in all measurements.
California is at a critical turning point with several ground-breaking transportation and building decarbonization bills moving through the legislature that we are amplifying and supporting with our health professional voice. In addition, we need to continue our coalition efforts toward pushing the California Energy Commission (CEC) to demonstrate climate health leadership by developing a 2022 building energy code cycle to require all-electric new construction statewide.
We received so many thoughtful and amazing submissions for our annual Greenfield Peace Scholarship! The theme of this year’s scholarship is Art & Creation: Self Expression, Activism, and Social Change, and we asked young Oregonians who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) to respond by creating a work of visual art. Our incredible group of judges met by Zoom recently and determined the top prize winners, and we’ll be highlighting the finalists over the next month on our website and social media platforms.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention prize winners will be revealed at the Greenfield Peace Scholarship 2021 Awards Ceremony, which will premiere on the Oregon PSR YouTube channel on Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 PM PDT. We are looking forward to celebrating these wonderful applicants and their artwork, and we hope that you will plan to tune in to watch the ceremony as it premieres on our YouTube channel!
APHA and ecoAmerica are partnering to offer the Climate for Health Ambassadors Training Program. Join us for a free, interactive 4-hour training that will cover the links between climate and health, the spectrum of solutions, speaking effectively on the topic, and opportunities to act and advocate.
Upon completion of the full training and signing the Climate for Health Ambassadors Agreement (optional), public health professionals (and students!) will be given Climate for Health Ambassador designation. These leaders will be invited to be listed publicly as trained leaders who are available to present on climate and health.