Up to 100 children were recently put at risk by improperly cleaned equipment at a hospital. Demand that the hospital apologize for this major health violation, and offer free coverage of all treatment the children need.
Long-overdue water quality protections are being delayed even more, due to a law signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Condemn this support for corporations at the expense of ordinary citizens.
A non-profit organization provides drop-in child care services for patients at hospitals. This encourages parents to take good care of themselves by providing a space for children during appointments. Thank the founders for their work to enhance the healthcare system and ease the difficulties of parenting while ill.
An aid organization has repurposed a water filtration system to remove arsenic from wells. These low-cost, low-maintenance, ecologically sustainable filters will save lives and reduce suffering from chronic arsenic poisoning. Sign this petition to commend their efforts.
Life-saving limits on smog-forming pollutants are being delayed by pressure from Big Oil. This could result in thousands of deaths from respiratory illnesses. Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promptly enact these important standards.
The Walt Disney Company uses toxic chemicals in their clothing production. The chemicals can cause cancer and lead to infertility. Demand Disney use different means to produce their clothing.
An aid organization has created a new water filter capable of providing thousands of gallons of clean drinking water to countries in need. Thanks to their invention, survivors of natural disasters will have an abundance of clean drinking water in the face of devastation and destruction. Sign this petition to applaud their efforts.
Procurement of lead from China contributes to unsafe conditions for consumers and farmers alike. Processing plants allow toxic waste to seep into waterways and contaminate crops. Alert President Obama, so we can stop contributing to the ongoing pollution of farms.
A company faked clinical studies for a fake weight loss powder, knowingly misleading consumers. Demand that this product be banned, and that the company be prevented from making any future weight loss products.
Regulations protecting consumers from mad cow disease focus only on the direct feeding of cow meat to farmed cows, and ignore loopholes allowing factory farms to feed cows animal products that often contain cow proteins. Demand the FDA strengthen their feed ban regulations.
A group of UK researchers have discovered how to replicate eye cells that can help cure blindness. Sign this petition to thank them for their life changing work.
A little girl is being denied a necessary and urgent surgery even though she is fully covered under her father’s military health insurance. Her father served in the Air Force, and his family is being shoved under the rug by a corrupt bureaucratic system. Demand this little girl’s surgery be covered by her insurance company.
Right as a new health care law enabling more access to birth control was about to go in effect, a Supreme Court Justice delayed it, violating the right of employees who rely on birth control provided by their health insurance. The sides of the issues have already been heard, and it is time for this law to go into effect. Condemn the Justice for unnecessarily delaying the new law.
Many pharmacies are giving customers inaccurate information about emergency contraceptives. Demand they update their staff, so citizens can know the truth and make responsible decisions regarding reproductive health.
Vending machine snacks are often unhealthy, but a new health care law would require that the machines be labeled with information about the calorie content of the foods inside. Thank lawmakers for putting consumers’ health choices first.
Some hospices are exploiting patients and their families to get more money from Medicare. Demand an immediate investigation into this deceitful practice.
A service-oriented railway train has been providing affordable healthcare to South Africa’s rural poor since 1994. With the addition of a second train in 2012, the program now serves 100,000 patients each year. Thank the volunteers and organizers of the program for all their hard work.
Journalist Samantha Brick has been disguising her fat-phobic, patriarchal views about women under the umbrella of ‘insightful journalism’ for too long. Reprimand her for her latest rant against plus-sized women.
Michigan is devising a law that would require seperate abortion insurance, even for rape victims. This unjust law targets women and attempts to restrict freedom of choice. This law must be stopped before it goes any further.
Teenagers in South Korea are using risky procedures to perform plastic surgery on themselves, sometimes causing permanent damage to their bodies. Urge health officials to address this craze as the serious public health threat that it is.
Many Catholic hospitals withhold critical health information from pregnant women and deny them the right to terminate non-viable pregnancies. Support efforts to ensure patients are provided honest information and proper healthcare.
The meat industry’s use of antibiotics in animal feed is inhumane, and is making human disease strains immune to the effects of drugs. This could prove deadly in the event of a serious disease outbreak. Support efforts to end antibiotic use in meat production.
Exercise can equal and even surpass prescription drugs’ ability to lessen mortality among patients suffering from chronic diseases. Urge our government to invest in the life-saving benefits of exercise.
A new Medicaid rule allows a deceased person’s estate to be billed for hospital expenses. The low-income individuals who rely on Medicaid to provide them with free or reduced health care cannot afford this expense even beyond the grave. Demand that Medicaid stop this unethical practice now.
People with severe mental illnesses die 25 years earlier on average. One organization is making it their mission to lengthen the lifespans of these patients by approaching health holistically. Thank this group for fighting for these patients’ right to a long and healthy life.