Advocacy Training Program for Physicians

April 14, 2010

Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment: Reach the Decision Makers Training Program April 7, 2010 Are you a scientist, community-based leader, public health professional or health care provider with experience in environmental or reproductive health? Join Reach the Decision Makers: Spend twelve months becoming a powerful communicator on environmental and reproductive health science. Learn to…

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Balanced Menus Project in the Washington Post

March 24, 2010

We are pleased to share this excellent Washington Post article published in Tuesday’s Health Section, featuring our Balanced Menus campaign. Please feel free to circulate widely! Georgetown joins campaign to bring a healthier menu to nation’s hospitals www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/22/AR2010032202870.html By Martha Thomas Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, March 23, 2010 At Georgetown University Hospital, the…

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Hospitals Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Emphasizing Plant-Based Menus

March 11, 2010

SF Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility News Release Contact: Lena Brook, MES, 415.601.0504, lena@sfbaypsr.org March 2010 Hospitals Celebrate National Nutrition Month by Emphasizing Plant-Based Menus Meat Reduction Intended to Improve Health of People and Climate (San Francisco, CA) Hospitals across the nation – including five Bay Area facilities – are celebrating National Nutrition Month…

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Balanced Menus Campaign Update

November 3, 2009

Donors provided important support in August and September to continue and expand the Balanced Menus campaign.  SFPSR staff members Lena Brook and Lucia Sayre have been hard at work on expanding the reach of this project.  “Lena and Lucia have provided significant leadership in the Bay Area to educating and assisting health care facilities to…

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Big Victories for Public and Environmental Health at the California Medical Association Convention

November 3, 2009

Aided by efforts of PSR members, numerous policies protective of public and environmental health were adopted at the recent California Medical Association (CMA) 138th Annual Session (October 15-19, 2009, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim). This great outcome reflected a strong collaboration of local medical associations, hospital systems such as Kaiser, and professional organizations such as the American…

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Press Release: National Balanced Menus Challenge Launch

September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009 Contact: Lena Brook, 415-601-0504, lena@sfbaypsr.org Hospitals Reduce Climate Impact and Promote Health Through “Balanced Menus Challenge” Hospitals Accept Challenge to Reduce Meat Offerings by 20 Percent in 12 Months San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility (SFPSR) has announced the “Balanced Menus Challenge,” a voluntary commitment by healthcare institutions to reduce…

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Flea Collars for Pets Endanger Kids: Research by SF PSR Steering Committee Member

April 24, 2009

Group says flea collars for pets endanger kids The original article can be found on SFGate.com here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/04/24/MN63177TIM.DTL Friday, April 24, 2009 (SF Chronicle) Jane Kay, Chronicle Environment Writer (04-23) 15:12 PDT OAKLAND Some cat and dog flea collars leave chemicals on fur that are hazardous to the pets and their owners, in violation of California’s…

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SFPSR Steering Committee Member Dr. Sarah Janssen Cited in Article on Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

January 8, 2009

Panel: EPA must consider effects of chemical barrage By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Chemicals that interfere with the male hormone system are so common — and so potentially damaging — that the government should stop studying them one by one and consider their combined effect, an expert panel said Thursday. Phthalates and other hormone-disrupting chemicals…

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Drs Gina Solomon and Sarah Janssen of SFPSR to Teach Environment and Health Course at UCSF. Auditors Welcome

December 16, 2008

Environment and Health Winter 2009; Wednesdays 5:00-7:00 PM Room: Toland Hall (UC Hall, Room U-142, UCSF Parnassus) 1 unit (5 sessions) through M170C Department of Medicine OR 2 units (10 sessions) through N248 School of Nursing Auditors Welcome Faculty of Record: Gina Solomon, MD, MPH, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine gina.solomon@ucsf.edu Barbara Burgel, RN,…

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