Despite its renowned success, the Kentucky governor elect Matt Bevin plans to work toward dismantling the state’s Affordable Healthcare Act insurance exchange. Tell Bevin to put citizens’ health before his own political interests.
One of the first deaf American physicians has been changing the outlook of deaf individuals in the medical field, as well as enhancing deaf patients’ experiences at the doctor’s office. Commend this physician for serving as an inspiration to those with disabilities.
Gold miners that breathe in the dust created from breaking apart rocks can contract an incurable disease called silicosis. Tell China’s president to provide the proper equipment and protection so these miners do not contract this painful disease.
McDonald’s is now selling kale at select locations, which is a responsible public health move that raises awareness about healthy lifestyles. Sign this petition to praise the addition of kale to fast-food menus.
Our food supply is full of artificial dyes made from chemicals known to cause cancer and other disorders. Other governments around the world have banned these substances, and yet the FDA continues to allow food producers in the U.S. to use dangerous colorings, often in foods aimed at children. Tell the FDA that the time has come to end the use of harmful chemicals in our food.
DJ Steve Aoki allegedly broke a female fan’s neck by landing on top of her during a performance. This kind of reckless behavior is unacceptable. Sign this petition to ensure he is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if found guilty.
Rising rates of HIV and Hepatitis C infection among intravenous drug users around the country have led to multiple public health emergencies. Demand that funding be made available for nationwide needle exchange programs to help combat these epidemics.
Sixteen people have died and hundreds more have been hospitalized after using a dangerous new street drug called “flakka.” Demand that immediate action be taken to combat this burgeoning public health epidemic.
A famous comedian joked about child molestation and how great it must be for the perpetrators of this horrific crime. He made these statements on a widely-viewed TV show, harming potentially millions of victims and encouraging abusers. Demand that he issue an immediate apology and retraction.
Pregnant people of color will likely be racially profiled and reported to police just because prejudiced doctors suspect them of taking illicit drugs, thanks to a new potential law being discussed. Demand that this proposal be vetoed so that doctors won’t be able to racially profile their pregnant patients.
A free adult playground which includes exercise equipment has been created in Kansas. Praise the initiative, which is designed to encourage adults to keep healthy and fit at no cost.
Women seeking an abortion may soon be required to undergo a mental health evaluation, thanks to a far-reaching proposal from anti-choice lawmakers. Demand that their proposal be vetoed at once so that it can never be used to repress this vital medical procedure.
Abstinence-only sex education will now be prohibited in one California school district, thanks to a recent ruling. Praise those who worked to stop ignorance in sex education.
A small town is now allowing drug addicts to come forward for treatment with no threat of legal recourse. This program will save countless lives and do a great deal to heal the community as a whole. Sign here to praise the Gloucester police and beg them to spread this compassionate program far and wide.
Abortions are set to become much more difficult for doctors to perform and for patients to receive if new legislation from anti-choice lawmakers becomes law. Demand that the proposal in question be vetoed without hesitation so that this vital procedure does not become even more difficult to obtain.
Reach Out is an online organization aimed at improving the mental health of the younger generation. Urge the organization to work to increase funding and vow to save many more lives.
After a man was thought to be cured of Ebola, it was discovered that the infection had spread to his eye. Tell the World Health Organization to prevent thousands of deaths by researching the connection between Ebola and eyes.
Beauty products contain many dangerous chemicals which are not required to be disclosed to the public. Demand companies let the public know what dangerous chemicals are hiding in their beauty products.
Rather than jailing drug addicts, they will be sent to rehabilitation centers for free as part of a comprehensive new policy designed to address increasing rates of opiate addiction. Applaud the policy, which will improve rates of rehabilitation and decrease recidivism.
Health Insurance companies are using a loophole in the Affordable Care Act to get out of paying for women’s birth control. Demand that these companies abide by the law and provide women birth control without charge.
In a clear sign of bias against female patients, prescription drugs used to treat low sexual drive in women have repeatedly failed to get approval despite similar libido-enhancing drugs being approved for males. This is likely due to a historical gender bias that undervalues female physical and mental ailments. Demand that the FDA take concrete steps to eliminate gender bias.
Many hair straightening treatments are known to contain the toxic chemical formaldehyde. This known carcinogen has resulted in multiple cases of formaldehyde poisoning across the nation. Act now to help ban this poisonous chemical from hair straightening and cosmetic products.
Cisgender women and other people with uteruses are still being forced to pay for healthcare that is specific to their bodies out-of-pocket, despite the fact that insurance companies are supposed to cover this care under the Affordable Care Act. Demand that this continued discrimination on the part of health insurance companies be ended at once.
Utah’s air quality continues to get worse and has received an ‘F’ on an air quality report card. Urge the governor of Utah to take action to reverse increasing air pollution.
Thousands of doctors are calling for celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz to step down from his positions of power for lying to the sick and needy. Sign here to stand with them and demand this fraud stop hurting innocent people.