We Must Prevent

What We Cannot Cure

Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, we work to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.

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Nuclear Weapons Abolition

PSR's Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program amplifies the health professional voice to increase and broaden grassroots support for nuclear weapons abolition.

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years left to avert the worst effects of climate change, according to the IPCC

Environment & Health

PSR's Environment and Health Program amplifies the voices of health professionals to advocate for strong action to avert catastrophic climate change and promote clean, healthy, safe energy.

Recent News

Farewell to Longtime E&H Director Barbara Gottlieb

This month we say farewell to Barb Gottlieb, longtime director of the Environment & Health program.

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D.C. Runs Amok: PSR Opposes Bipartisan Slide to a New Nuclear Arms Race

PSR and other advocates are tirelessly advocating for the only healthy approach to nuclear weapons: total elimination of them, globally. But widespread political pressure inside the beltway is pushing hard in the opposite direction — advocating policies that constitute a new nuclear arms race.

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PSR Welcomes New Environment & Health Director, Paige Knappenberger

PSR is pleased to welcome our new Environment & Health Program Director, Paige Knappenberger. As Director of the program, Paige will guide PSR’s national work on climate, energy and air quality.

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PSR Welcomes our Summer NWA Interns to DC

PSR’s NWA Program is excited to welcome two new interns this summer, Ethan Schmidt and Michaela Soucy.

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We Need Your Help

PSR advocates on the issues you care about by addressing the dangers that threaten communities, using our medical and public health expertise to prevent nuclear war and proliferation, reverse our trajectory towards climate change, protect the public from the harms of fracking and expand clean, renewable energy.

Featured Report

Fracking with “Forever Chemicals” in West Virginia

Information unearthed and analyzed by PSR shows that since 2013, oil and gas companies have hydraulically fractured or "fracked" some West Virginia natural gas wells with a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals known as PFAS.

Events

Jul 6

2024

In a country that spends $877 billion every year on the military, should medical debt be the leading cause of bankruptcy? Join Washington PSR and partners as we take on hard questions about healthcare and our national priorities.

2024 Climate & Health Day

June 25
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02133 United States

During this advocacy day at the MA State House, health professionals and medical students will meet with policymakers to advocate for bills that aim to address environmental justice and improve public health.

Climate Change and the Human Health Echo: Global Nuclear and Environmental Threats Critical to Climate Change and Human Health

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT

This special session of the Climate Change and the Human Health Echo series features speaker Brian Campbell, PSR Executive Director, and is facilitated by SFPSR’s Dr. Bob Gould.

Everett Town Hall: Healthcare Not Warfare

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
2702 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA 98201 United States

In a country that spends $877 billion every year on the military, should medical debt be the leading cause of bankruptcy? Join Washington PSR and partners as we take on hard questions about healthcare and our national priorities.

Get Involved

PSR has local chapters throughout the United States. Find your local chapter to see how you can help your community.