California Asthma Summit December 5-6: Putting Research into Practice

December 13, 2012

We thought SF Bay Area PSR members might be interested in this exciting Summit! California Breathing, the asthma program of the California Department of Public Health, will be holding the department’s biennial asthma research summit on December 5-6 in San Francisco. The aim of the summit is to bring together leading experts in asthma and…

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Victory on clean cars!

February 2, 2012

On Friday January 27th, the California Air Resources Board unanimously voted to adopt advanced clean car standards.  SF Bay Area PSR was part of the advocacy effort to reduce air pollution from cars sold in our state: we stood with more 20 health and medical organizations in a letter urging CARB to adopt the clean…

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Dr. Robert Gould’s Oregon Speaking Tour

December 2, 2011

Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President, gave several talks in Oregon in November, part of a grant-supported effort allowing members of the National PSR board to travel to selected regions around the country to speak on nuclear weapons issues.  In his talks, Dr. Gould covered legacy issues of nuclear weapons dating back to…

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Kaiser Highlights Environmental Health Work

November 17, 2011

On November 8th, Dr. Robert Gould spoke at Northern California Kaiser Permanente’s Environmental Stewardship meeting, which was attended by Kaiser Northern California regional administrators, as well as numerous doctors and other health professionals active on local green teams in their hospitals. Dr. Gould presented at an afternoon break-out session, speaking on the predicted health consequences…

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50th Anniversary Interview with Dr. Robert Gould!

September 7, 2011

What does the 50th anniversary of PSR signify? The anniversary marks the half-century of work that PSR has done to articulate the primary public health strategy of preventing nuclear war from ever happening. The physicians who founded PSR 50 years ago were part of a larger mass movement within the U.S. and worldwide that had developed…

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Livermore Actions Commemorating Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Fukushima

August 15, 2011

On August 6th, close to 100 people attended “From Hiroshima to Fukushima to Livermore: Confronting the Two-Headed Dragon of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power” at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. At the event, co-sponsored by SF Bay Area PSR, Dr. Robert Gould spoke on the public health and environmental health impacts of nuclear weapons and nuclear…

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Anti-Nuclear Events on the Peninsula

August 15, 2011

Crosby Stills, and Nash; Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt; Sweet Honey in the Rock; and other musicians performed at the Shoreline Ampitheater in Mountain View on August 7th as a benefit for Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE). Proceeds supported Japan disaster relief efforts and organizations worldwide working to promote safe, alternative, non­nuclear energy. The concert was…

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Dr. Jeffrey Ritterman Speaks at Urban Agriculture Summit June 3rd

July 11, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey Ritterman also spoke at the West County Urban Agriculture Summit on June 3rd in Richmond, attended by more than 100 people. LaDonna Redmond, Senior Program Associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, delivered the keynote address, as she did at the Physical Activity and Nutrition Forum the day before. The goal of…

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California’s Clean Air Ambassador: Interview with Dr. Harry Wang, President of Sacramento’s PSR Chapter

July 11, 2011

Click here for PSR’s national coverage on Harry’s visit What was the purpose of your visit to Washington, D.C.? This was an unusual coalition that Earthjustice put together because it involved a variety of groups: health professionals, faith community, environmental community and other community leaders. The coalition was co-sponsored by national PSR, the American Nurses…

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Climate Change Webinar for Health Care

March 21, 2011

SF Bay Area PSR invites you to a free Webinar on Climate Change and Public Health in celebration of Earth Day activities! New this year, our partner Health Care without Harm and Practice Greenhealth are hosting two free Climate Literacy webinars titled Climate Change and the Role of the Health Care Clinician: Education, Mitigation and…

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