Health

Stop Holding Mentally Ill Children in Jail Cells

Stop Holding Mentally Ill Children in Jail Cells

Children in England are being kept in jail cells during mental health crises due to a lack of beds in hospitals and psychiatric wards. Demand that appropriate facilities are built so that mentally ill children can be attended to in a compassionate and timely manner.

Crack Down on Dangerous Fake Medicines

Crack Down on Dangerous Fake Medicines

Letting sick persons believe they are receiving life-saving medication instead of blank pills is a gross injustice. The fake drug trade is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths all around the world. Help put a stop to this trade and demand quality medicines for all.

Stand Up for Women’s Health

Stand Up for Women’s Health

No politician should be able to decide how a woman can treat her own body, but lawmakers in many states are trying to do just that. Stand up for the right of all women to make their own health and reproductive choices.

Protect Kids From the Scourge of Polio

Protect Kids From the Scourge of Polio

Polio is still crippling children in certain parts of the world, even though a cure exists. Help get rid of polio for good and don’t let another child’s life be scarred by this horrific disease.

Famous Health Blogger who Faked Her Cancer Must Face Justice

Famous Health Blogger who Faked Her Cancer Must Face Justice

Belle Gibson made a name for herself based on deception after pretending she overcame brain cancer by eating wholesome foods. She never had cancer. She sold a book and app called “The Whole Pantry” featuring her recipes. Demand she donate profits to cancer research.

Stop Regressive “Personhood” Anti-Choice Law

Stop Regressive “Personhood” Anti-Choice Law

Anti-choice lawmakers are trying to sneak restrictive language into law that would guarantee that personhood is legally recognized to begin at conception, a precedent that would lay the groundwork for abortion restriction in the future. Demand that this anti-women proposal be vetoed at once.

Ban Monsanto-Made Herbicide Linked to Cancer

Ban Monsanto-Made Herbicide Linked to Cancer

Many scientists are linking glyphosate, an herbicide, to cancer but it still continues to be used in consumer products. Sign this petition and urge the EPA to ban this deadly chemical for good.

Support McDonald’s Ban in Hospitals

Support McDonald’s Ban in Hospitals

Several hospitals have partnerships with fast food chains that incentivize the hospitals to sell more fast food. Sign this petition to support the idea that hospitals should end these partnerships and instead promote healthy eating.

Approve Guidelines that Suggest Eating Less Meat

Approve Guidelines that Suggest Eating Less Meat

New guidelines were recently released that say a diet with less meat is not only healthier for people, but also for the planet. However, the meat industry is trying to prevent these guidelines from becoming official in order to save their profits. Sign here to ensure that the USDA suggests the healthiest and most sustainable diet possible.

Give Children With Disabilities a Chance

Give Children With Disabilities a Chance

Tens of millions of children around the world suffer from disabilities, and many are denied equal access to opportunities that should be every child’s right. Help kids with disabilities grow up to have full and meaningful lives.

Support Nutritional Transparency for Alcohol

Support Nutritional Transparency for Alcohol

Consumers deserve to know what goes into the alcohol they drink and purchase. Thankfully, the world’s biggest distiller will now provide labels with nutritional information on its products. Support this step aimed at empowering alcohol buyers.

Make Surgery Safer, Cheaper, and Less Invasive

Make Surgery Safer, Cheaper, and Less Invasive

Minimally invasive surgery can lower health care costs and reduce hospital stays and the risk of complications for patients. However, hospitals vary widely in their adoption of this practice. Push for greater acceptance of this safer, more cost-effective alternative.

Applaud Crucial Health Care Opportunities for TB Patients

Applaud Crucial Health Care Opportunities for TB Patients

Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients are getting a second chance at life thanks to a non-profit organization that helps people in poverty afford the long and expensive treatments. Thank this non-profit for supporting patients through treatment and empowering them economically.

Applaud Innovations to Increase Fresh Water Access

Applaud Innovations to Increase Fresh Water Access

A man was recently given the “Nobel Prize for Water” for his work in supplying thousands in rural villages in India with fresh drinking water using his revolutionary methods. Praise this man for his life-changing contributions.

Praise Doctors Fighting to Ban Fast Food in Hospitals

Praise Doctors Fighting to Ban Fast Food in Hospitals

A group of doctors are working together to ban nationally known fast food chains from opening in hospital facilities. Please sign this petition to thank the doctors for caring about their patients’ health.

Praise Dying Neurologist for His Life’s Work

Praise Dying Neurologist for His Life’s Work

A celebrated neurologist is dying of an incurable illness. He spent his career making profound discoveries about the workings of the human mind, and he empowered the mentally disabled along the way. Sign this petition to ensure that he is given proper praise for his life’s work.

Improve Conditions at Juvenile Detention Center

Improve Conditions at Juvenile Detention Center

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.

Don’t Deny Autistic Child Necessary Dental Care

Don’t Deny Autistic Child Necessary Dental Care

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.

Urge Stricter Sanitation Regulations to Combat Cholera

Urge Stricter Sanitation Regulations to Combat Cholera

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.

Support Cure for Colorblindness Research

Support Cure for Colorblindness Research

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.

Ban Smoking in Vehicles With Minors

Ban Smoking in Vehicles With Minors

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.

Protect Children from Abuse

Protect Children from Abuse

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.

Introduce Rape Kits on College Campuses

Introduce Rape Kits on College Campuses

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.

End False Allergen-Free Labeling

End False Allergen-Free Labeling

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.

Save Millions of Children from Preventable Death

Save Millions of Children from Preventable Death

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.