Polio, although preventable, poses a problem, especially in Southeast Asia. Thank the international service organizations that are working hard to cultivate healthier communities.
It is commonly known that hand washing reduces the risk of infection, though few hospital staff members do so regularly. Thank an attentive doctor who increased hand washing rates to nearly 100 percent and helped reduced infection rates.
Access to lifesaving medicine and technology is being cut off as hospital budgets are slashed. Demand full funding for hospitals that help improve millions of lives.
The use of a patented flame retardant in soft drinks is dangerous and disgusting. Luckily, PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Company have made plans to eliminate this toxin from their products. Let them know you support this decision.
A state’s last remaining abortion provider faced closure thanks to an unconstitutional law. Fortunately an appeals court overruled the law in time to save the clinic. Praise the court for upholding women’s right to access safe and legal abortions.
The European Union bans American meat because of unhealthy uses of hormones, chemicals, and antibiotics. However, the US and EU are working hard to reach a trade agreement that could do away with the EU’s food safety standards. Tell the leaders of the EU to maintain their strict standards and keep unhealthy meat out of the EU.
Despite life-threatening health concerns, the use of antibiotics in food animal feed is still legal. Urge the U.S. Court of Appeals to protect consumers by banning dangerous drugs from livestock feed.
An organization offers a safe space for photographers affected by mental illness to share their work and feel a sense of community, Applaud this project that raises awareness about mental illness while attempting to reduce the stigma that often accompanies it.
New York Governor Cuomo legalized nonsmokable medical marijuana for patients with severe conditions. Commend him for helping to relieve the suffering of thousands across the state.
Dr. Hillary Mabeya offers free surgeries to Kenyan women suffering from debilitating obstetric fistulas. Thank him for improving the lives of over 1,000 Kenyan women.
Animal carcasses are cleaned with chlorine before arriving on your dinner plate. Tell the United States Department of Agriculture to stop this disgusting practice immediately.
As our population nears 7.5 billion people, the risk of a vicious pandemic increases rapidly. More attention needs to be paid to research that could eradicate parasitic diseases to curb this risk. Help us thank one scientist and his team for doing just that.
Prepackaged meat and fish contain carbon monoxide to pass off old meat as new. Tell the Food and Drug Administration to ban this practice.
A nonprofit is revolutionizing the way organizations provide services to people experiencing homelessness, by bringing hygiene facilities to them. Applaud these efforts to empower people experiencing homelessness.
A woman dedicated to animal rights and social justice has been promoted to an influential position at the USDA, and is advocating a sustainable diet to highlight the impact that our food choices will have on the future of people, animals and the planet. Commend this woman for taking a bold stand in defense of health and environmental conservation.
Senate Republicans shot down a bill requiring employers to offer contraception to female employees. Criticize them for this unjust action that favors corporate greed and religious bias over women’s healthcare.
The public has a right to know when dangerous oil trains are running through their communities. Urge the governor of your state to ensure that railroad companies release the necessary information to keep communities safe.
Millions of children go hungry because they lack access to nutritious, dependable food options. Pledge to help end childhood hunger and raise awareness about this unacceptable situation.
After a teen’s dream of becoming a police officer was dashed when his leg was amputated, his teacher worked to have him escorted by police to his prom. Thank the teacher and local police force for giving this teen a prom night he’ll never forget.
Obamacare has already helped many Americans gain access to basic healthcare. Thank the woman who made this landmark program possible.
Dangerous substances that can cause devastating diseases have been mishandled at the same centers that are expected to provide for the safety and health of American citizens. American citizens cannot afford to fall victim to the mistakes of those who fail to follow regulations. Urge the director of this U.S. institution to create more stringent rules to ensure public welfare.
In India, hospitals are driven by the need to make a profit, purposefully purchasing expensive equipment and medicines on the dime of the patients. As the cost of these products are becoming increasingly unaffordable, it is increasingly difficult for patients to receive vital treatment. Sign this petition to stop this immoral act and call for inexpensive care for the patients of India.
Thousands of patients in Colorado have received health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, however, the state’s ineffective system has failed to provide Coloradans with even the most basic care. Urge legislators to find a Medicaid system that works for everyone.
Many popular candies contain harmful petroleum-based artificial dyes, which have been linked to hyperactivity in children. Urge candy companies to stop using artificial dyes and instead explore all-natural alternatives.
Companies looking to exploit cheap labor often do little to ensure the safety of temporary workers, increasing the risk of serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Call for the enforcement of stricter penalties to help protect these vulnerable workers.