Dear Friends of PSRPA,
We hope you are well and enjoying the fall weather!
Thank you for your long-standing and dedicated support.

October 26, 2020
Vote for Health!
As American citizens, we all possess the powerful right to vote for our leaders in government. This year, our duty to exercise this right has seldom been greater.

We are currently facing an unprecedented amount of crises in every sector of society. The COVID-19 Pandemic has not only caused in excess of 200,000 deaths in America, but it has exposed the weaknesses, inefficiencies and disparities in our healthcare system. From raging wildfires to severe hurricanes, we have also experienced 16 weather/climate disasters in 2020, which ties with 2011 and 2017 for the annual record of events per year.

The presidential candidates have voiced stark differences in their plans to manage the economy, healthcare, and climate change. Additionally, each state has its own set of elections and ballot measures, the consequences of which will influence every day life.

In PA, PSRPA educates the community and policy makers in hopes that everyone will make informed choices, and understand how to protect the health of citizens. Help us protect you, and defend the health of your loved ones. Click here to view PSR Doctors' Recommendations for voting in PA in 2020.

Prioritize your health. Cast your vote early.
Please Vote in the Presidential Election by November 3, 2020.

Upcoming PSR Events
Launch of the 7th Edition Fracking Compendium!
When: Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 PM
Where: Click here to register

Join Dr. Sandra Steingraber for an online discussion of Pennsylvania's Launch of the 7th Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction). A legislative briefing (open to the public) will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday November 10, click here to register. The discussion will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday November 11, click here to register!
Updates on PSR
Webinar Event: Dr. Micheal Mann Takes questions from PA Young Climate Leaders
Along with PSRPA, the Better Path Coalition organized a webinar for activists, as young as 10 years old, to speak with distinguished climate scientist Dr. Micheal E. Mann. Click here to view a recording of the webinar, which is also found on the Better Path Coalition's page. Click here for a schedule of future and recordings of past webinars in the series.
Clean Energy and Health Conference
PSRPA, along with EQAT, organized a Clean Energy & Health Virtual Conference in September 2020. The Conference included three panel discussions: (1) Perspectives on local jobs in clean energy, (2) How to support the growth of a clean energy economy, and (3) Health impacts of action/inaction towards a clean energy economy.

Please click here to view and share all the presentations from the event!
PSRPA is currently hiring!
PSRPA has several opportunities available for enterprising candidates looking for experience in their early career or in the process of a career change. All positions are remote, part time, and temporary, starting November 4th and ending on January 29th. We have ambitious and exciting plans that we will work together as a team to accomplish. Pennsylvania residents and/or familiarity with Pennsylvania is preferred.

Please click here or below for more information!
Volunteer with us! Please fill out this application if you are interested in getting involved with PSR - Volunteer Application (Click here)!
PSR Blogs, Articles & Op-Eds
Addressing Public Health Issues Medicine Alone Cannot Cure
Published on August 24, 2020 by Philadelphia Medical Society Magazine
By Walter Tsou, MD, MPH and Susan Robbins, MD 

Click here to read about the history and contribution of PSR to health in PA over the past 40 years. The article discusses the role PSR has played in crafting and implementing a public health agenda, including advocating and educating on topics such as environmental health, air/water pollution, and interpersonal violence. PSR has innovatively tackled issues that medicine alone can not cure.
Don't Forget the Children
Posted on August 24, 2020 by Colette C. Mull, MD, MA 

Click here to read a fascinating blog connecting the COVID-19 pandemic, “adverse childhood experiences” (ACEs), and the health of children. Dr. Mull discusses the avoidance of pediatric emergency departments she and her colleagues have noticed during the pandemic, a rise in child abuse cases, and the implications of this trend.
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Published: October 26, 2020