Health

Commend Food Bank for Providing Summer Meals to Needy Children

Commend Food Bank for Providing Summer Meals to Needy Children

The Roadrunner Food Bank in New Mexico recently announced that it would start a program to provide meals to needy children over the summer. Commend Roadrunner Food Bank’s efforts to help feed kids so that they have the proper nutrition they need to learn and grow.

Commend Supreme Court for Supporting HIV Prevention Efforts

Commend Supreme Court for Supporting HIV Prevention Efforts

The Supreme Court recently struck down a federal law that forced AIDS prevention groups to uphold conservative ideologies in order to receive funding. Now, relief agencies can reach out to at-risk populations without espousing viewpoints that may alienate those communities. Please tell the Court you applaud the decision to protect free speech and keep politics out of disease prevention.

Demand Regulation of Youth-Targeted Fast Food Advertising

Demand Regulation of Youth-Targeted Fast Food Advertising

Research consistently shows worsening health indicators for America’s youth. Poor diets contribute to heart disease risks, diabetes, and epidemic levels of obesity. Demand stricter regulation of youth-targeted fast food advertising now.

Keep HIV Testing Confidential in Michigan

Keep HIV Testing Confidential in Michigan

Federally funded health clinics in Michigan have been secretly collecting data from confidential HIV testing procedures for a decade. This data includes personal information about patients and has been used to prosecute HIV-positive individuals.

Demand an End to Sex Bias in Drug Trials

Demand an End to Sex Bias in Drug Trials

The Food and Drug Administration barred women from drug trials until 1993, and since then women have been negligibly misrepresented in this research. This poses a direct threat to the health and well-being of half the population. We must demand an end to this practice of diminishing women’s bodies in healthcare.

Commend School District for Implementing New and Improved Lunch Program

Commend School District for Implementing New and Improved Lunch Program

An Illinois school district recently announced that it would leave the federal lunch program and implement a new program that will offer more varied, healthy, and flavorful meals to children. Commend this district for its efforts in improving the nutrition and health of its students.

Condemn Rapper for Insensitive Lyrics About Parkinson’s Disease

Condemn Rapper for Insensitive Lyrics About Parkinson’s Disease

Rapper Kanye West recently offended sufferers of Parkinson’s disease by negatively referencing a symptom of the condition in his lyrics. Condemn Kanye West for insensitively and ignorantly rapping about Parkinson’s in this light.

Ensure Employees Have Access to Birth Control

Ensure Employees Have Access to Birth Control

Religious business owners are trying to use their personal beliefs as the reason for why they can deny their employees access to birth control coverage. Nonpartisan organization Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, along with a list of other groups, are taking a stand in federal court to ensure the right to access affordable contraceptives through employers is upheld. Sign this petition to stand beside these groups in their fight.

Commend Photographer for Empowering Postpartum Women

Commend Photographer for Empowering Postpartum Women

One photographer is promoting a healthy body image among postpartum women by shooting them semi-nude. Her project has inspired thousands to love their bodies again after giving birth. Support the artist for showing realistic images and fighting society’s utopian beauty standards.

Applaud High Schools for Promoting Safe Sex

Applaud High Schools for Promoting Safe Sex

Boston High Schools will soon begin providing condoms and information about safe sex practices to students – a practice that was not previously adopted by all the city’s schools. Sign the petition to support the promotion of healthy decisions for youth.

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Demand Restaurant Chain Stop Using Chemical Additives

Subway falsely advertises itself as providing a healthy and natural alternative to traditional fast food. This claim is highly misleading as the chain relies heavily on industrial chemicals and preservatives. Demand Subway use organic ingredients in its food instead of harmful additives.

Support Ban on Marketing Energy Drinks to Kids

Support Ban on Marketing Energy Drinks to Kids

The American Medical Association has stated that it will support a ban on marketing energy drinks to children. Drinking highly caffeinated energy drinks may pose health risks to young people. Sign this petition to commend the AMA for protecting children.

Praise the American Medical Association for Declaring Obesity a Disease

Praise the American Medical Association for Declaring Obesity a Disease

The American Medical Association recently announced that it will define obesity as a disease. This new definition will change how doctors address obesity and could potentially help with the fight against obesity. Sign this petition to thank the AMA for categorizing obesity as a disease.

Applaud Initiative to Promote Breastfeeding in Hospitals

Applaud Initiative to Promote Breastfeeding in Hospitals

Free infant formula giveaways at the hospitals reduce the length of time a woman breastfeeds her child. The mayor of New York City Mayor asked city hospitals to stop distribution of formula samples almost a year ago. Applaud his bold initiative to promote breastfeeding and improve public health.

Provide Services for the Mentally Ill in the Justice System

Provide Services for the Mentally Ill in the Justice System

Members of Congress will soon review legislation that will improve services for people with mental illness, including veterans, in the criminal justice system. Urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to support this bill and ensure it passes through Congress.

Keep Paid Sick Leave Mandatory

Keep Paid Sick Leave Mandatory

Recently, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that prevents mandatory paid sick leave throughout the state. This bill keeps workers from taking necessary time off to care for themselves and their families. Sign this petition to urge Rick Scott to veto the bill and allow mandatory paid sick leave to remain in effect.

Thank Television Star for Talking About Depression

Thank Television Star for Talking About Depression

Recently, Cesar Milan, the “Dog Whisperer,” bravely opened up about his suicide attempt after his dog died and his wife divorced him. Commend Cesar for raising awareness for depression,which is a serious medical condition that can affect anyone.

Support Ruling that Bars Human Gene Patenting

Support Ruling that Bars Human Gene Patenting

The Supreme Court recently ruled that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented. The decision will reduce the cost of genetic testing for some health risks, thus making them more accessible to more people. Please sign this petition and send your support to the Supreme Court Justices on their decision rooted in public heath rather than profitability.

Support President Obama’s Campaign to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

Support President Obama’s Campaign to Reduce Mental Health Stigma

President Obama recently proposed an initiative to reduce the social stigma associated with mental illness. Support President Obama in reducing mental health stigma and increasing accessibility to treatment.

Applaud Efforts to Promote LGBT Healthcare

Applaud Efforts to Promote LGBT Healthcare

The collection and public dissemination of demographic-based healthcare information is invaluable to healthcare providers and researchers, but research on LGBT-specific health concerns remains underdeveloped because of severe data limitations. The UC Davis Health System, however, is launching a new effort to collect and publicly analyze data on LGBT-identified individuals. Thank UC Davis’s leadership for promoting greater understanding of LGBT healthcare needs.

Stop Building Homes on Toxic Land

Stop Building Homes on Toxic Land

Beijing, China is notorious for building homes and metropolitan communities on top of toxic wastelands with no concern for people and the fatal illnesses they may develop as a result of building and living near dangerous pollutants. Petition to stop construction on top of these wastelands.

Commend Boston Children’s Hospital for Initiating Hand Transplant Program

Commend Boston Children’s Hospital for Initiating Hand Transplant Program

Boston Children’s Hospital announced the beginning of a hand transplantation program for children. Commend Boston Children’s Hospital for helping to restore the lives of children across the nation by bringing them the gift of activity and motion.

Protect Women From Ohio’s Anti-Abortion Agenda

Protect Women From Ohio’s Anti-Abortion Agenda

Women’s healthcare is under attack in Ohio. The Senate just passed a budget that defunds Planned Parenthood and gives federal funds to crisis pregnancy centers that advocate against abortions. Urge the governor of Ohio to stop the war on women’s healthcare.

Stop U.S Lawmakers from Cutting Funds for Food Assistance Programs

Stop U.S Lawmakers from Cutting Funds for Food Assistance Programs

The United States government has recently proposed a cut in food assistance programs, meaning that millions will go without food. Urge the House of Representatives to vote against this proposal now.

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Demand Clean Drinking Water for County Residents

Drinking water in a small rural county in California has been contaminated with dangerous levels of nitrate for years. Little progress has been made to find a solution. Demand the Department of Public Health prioritize this issue and provide clean drinking water in Monterey County.