Can’t Afford to be Healthy: What the Most Recent Census Data says about Poverty in California and What That Means for the Health of Many Californians

September 29, 2016

By Catherine A. Porter, JD SF Bay Area PSR has long recognized, and worked against, the interconnected ways that poverty, environmental degradation, unsustainable agricultural practices and social injustice combine to damage our health and the health of our neighbors. The need for such work has never been clearer. New census figures released this month show…

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The Power of Acceptance and Peace, with an Eye toward Syria

December 31, 2015

One of the hallmark values of Physicians for Social Responsibility is that, as health care providers, we take our values of health and healing, and apply them globally. We look at the planet, at our air, water and soil, and work to make it vibrant. We look at our nation’s policies, and work to make…

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64 California Hospitals Celebrate Food Day by Serving Meat and Poultry Raised Without Routine Antibiotics

November 21, 2014

By Kendra Klein, SF Bay Area PSR Senior Program Associate On October 24, 64 California hospitals participating in the Healthy Food in Health Care program, coordinated through SF Bay Area PSR, served over 13,200 meals that featured meat or poultry raised without routine antibiotics. In total, more than 350 hospitals across the country joined forces…

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Local Antibiotics Resolutions

October 22, 2014

SF Bay Area PSR applauds the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Berkeley City Council for approving resolutions September 9 calling on Congress to pass national legislation to stop unnecessary use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. San Francisco is the first major city and the first county in California to pass this kind of…

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CleanMed 2014 Conference a Showcase for Hospital Sustainability Programs

June 30, 2014

CleanMed, the nation’s premier conference on health care and sustainability, was held in Cleveland the first week in June—and reached a new attendance record this year with over 800 participants! CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm. Throughout the conference, CleanMed attendees discussed health care’s most…

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Healthy Food in Health Care Update

April 23, 2014

The California Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) program, a program of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), is coordinated by SF Bay Area PSR, and contributes to the national sustainability agenda for the health care sector embodied within the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI). This project is one of many resulting from a longstanding relationship between…

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Healthy Food in Health Care Webinar Series

April 23, 2014

Protecting Antibiotics: How Health Care Can Prevent Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture A 3-part webinar series from Health Care Without Harm April 22, May 27, June 24; 11am-12:30pmPT Learn more here. Antibiotic resistance is increasing across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently stated that antibiotic resistance is “one of our most…

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