Juveniles are being kept in solitary confinement for weeks, are not being given rehabilitation programs, and are constantly surrounded by staff ill-equipped to help them develop at a detention center in Baltimore. Please sign here to demand that the conditions for these children be improved immediately.
Medicaid has denied coverage to an autistic child who shattered his front teeth, making it difficult to eat or even speak without pain. Sign our petition to demand that the program pay for the treatment this child needs.
Thousands of lives are at risk of contracting cholera because of poor sanitation regulations. Demand that government officials increase efforts to combat the spread of cholera and prevent it from becoming an epidemic.
A research team is working to find a cure for colorblindness, which affects millions of people around the world. Support the research team on their groundbreaking work.
Smoking in a vehicle while minors are present may soon be illegal in Illinois. Such efforts would significantly lower rates of second-hand smoke among minors. Sign this petition to support the initiative.
Many children have been found injured or killed while under the care of temporary caregivers assigned by Child Protective Services. Demand that harsher screening procedures are implemented to ensure temporary caregivers are capable of caring for these children to prevent any future disasters.
Victims of sexual assault on college campuses may soon have access to emergency services by properly trained nurses. This will aid in the victims’ well being and can serve as substantial evidence in court. Sign this petition to show support for this important initiative.
Companies are misleading and endangering consumers with the term “hypoallergenic,” which can be used on any product even if it still contains allergens. Demand the term “hypoallergenic” be substantiated or banned to protect people from potentially deadly allergic reactions.
Too many children lack access to life-saving vaccines that could protect them from preventable, deadly diseases. Stop the tragic and unnecessary deaths of kids across the developing world.
Consumers are being mislead into buying foods labeled as “natural,” which may in fact contain harmful pesticides and GMOs. Stop this deceptive labeling campaign and make food companies disclose the real health and environmental impacts of their products.
Many scientists claim GMOs or genetically modified foods can be linked to deadly diseases such as cancer. Yet, the media has not always presented both sides of the argument, as encouraged by GMO supporters. Demand that the media equally cover both sides of the issue immediately.
Thousands of people in West Africa are likely to die from the entirely preventable measles virus because they were unable to get vaccinated during the Ebola epidemic. Demand that the United States help West African nations catch up on these vital vaccinations to save lives.
Thousands of children in developing countries die every year because of the rotavirus. Sign this petition to thank a team of scientists for creating an affordable vaccine to combat this deadly virus.
Shape Magazine recently ran an advertisement by Monsanto that promotes sustainability and health. Given Monsanto’s practices and products, it is clear that this message doesn’t match their agenda. Urge Shape, a popular health and fitness magazine, to refuse to endorse Monsanto in the future.
Marijuana could soon be legalized for medicinal purposes nationwide, providing necessary relief for those suffering from chronic pain and PTSD. Support the legalization of medical marijuana by signing this petition.
Tennessee residents are facing the loss of crucial mental health care services due to a recent state budget cut proposal. Urge the governor to reject this proposal and take a stand for mental health care.
Daylight savings time not only confuses Americans, but has been shown to waste energy and increase rates of suicides and heart attacks. Remove this archaic system from the United States by signing this petition.
A Brazilian model endured the painful price of plastic surgery gone badly due to the country’s low standards for safety and training with this type of procedure. Convince the President of Brazil to investigate this issue and implement higher standards for plastic surgeries.
Workers’ compensation varies from state to state, leaving countless injured workers without appropriate financial reparation. Urge Congress to create a federal minimum workers’ compensation to ensure all injured employees receive the compensation they deserve.
Spouses of alcoholics can greatly benefit from online support programs designed to provide coping techniques and decrease depression and anxiety. Urge the Research Institute on Addiction to continue its efforts to implement an online support program for spouses of alcoholics.
The medications used to treat Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are not affordable for the majority of the population of South Africa. Demand that the costs be lowered so that MDR-TB patients can receive the treatment they need to survive.
People are not able to acquire a drug that counteracts the effects of potentially fatal heroin overdoses because the company that manufactures it has increased its price dramatically. Demand that the company reduce the price for this valuable medicine.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among college students, and cases of depression and anxiety are on the rise. There are many ways a school can prevent suicide and improve students’ experiences. Support making student wellness and mental health a top priority at stressful universities like Harvard.
Online tobacco vendors are not enforcing age restrictions for the purchase of electronic cigarettes and we are experiencing a dramatic increase in use among minors. Please sign this petition to urge the FDA to issue regulation banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
Antipsychotic medications are overused or inappropriately used on the elderly throughout the U.S., federal investigators have found. Urge Medicare authorities to curb this misuse and give elderly Americans the dignity and quality care they deserve.