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 are on high alert

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

Take action: Defend the Clean Air Act!

Congress is trying to roll back key Clean Air Act protections. Tell your Member to oppose the “Smoggy Skies Act.”

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“Forever Chemicals” in West Virginia Gas Wells

PSR’s newest report on the use of “forever chemicals” — PFAS, or Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances — used in fracking and drilling for oil and gas, focusing on West Virginia.

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PSR National Welcomes Our Spring 2024 Cohort of Next Generation Climate and Health Ambassadors 

PSR National is excited to share that the Spring 2024 Next Generation Climate and Health Ambassadors program has started! We have welcomed young healthcare professionals with diverse backgrounds and across…

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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

Mar. 6 - May 15

2024

This series of six bi-weekly sessions will be a primer for health professionals, public health officers, first responders, and community-based educators interested in learning from nationally and internationally known experts.

Olympia Town Hall: Healthcare not Warfare

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
222 Columbia St NW 1st Floor
Olympia, WA 98501 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.

How to Prepare for the Unexpected: Disaster Preparation for Healthcare Professionals

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Join PSR Texas for this webinar on disaster preparedness and medical response structure in Texas, featuring speaker Douglas Havron, RN.

Climate Change and the Human Health Echo: Identifying the Source of Chemical Solvents and Their Health-Related Impacts

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT

Session five of this biweekly series features speaker Michelle Hunter, MS. Co-sponsored by PSR National and SF Bay PSR.

Get Involved

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