A drug that can help struggling addicts reclaim their lives is banned from being prescribed by nurse practitioners and many doctors. This poses a huge, unnecessary hurdle for many addicts trying to recover. Sign this petition to allow more medical professionals to prescribe this necessary medication.
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with much of its land lying below sea level. Climate change, in the form of rising seas, may lead to a refugee crisis of unimaginable proportions, with tens of millions of Bangladeshis potentially being displaced. Demand that more is done by the government to protect people and the environment from the effects of global warming.
With human waste littering the street and no sewage system or direct water supply, there’s a healthcare crisis going on in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Locals are setting up innovative solutions that are cleaning up their streets but they need government support to take this even further. Join us in calling on the Kenyan government to provide the funding its citizens so desperately need.
A vital river, which has a drainage basin home to 3.5 million people, is considered one of the most heavily polluted bodies of water on Earth. Its banks are unsuitable for human habitation due to dumping of industrial waste yet thousands of citizens live in the poisonous area. Demand that this reckless dumping stop immediately in order to protect citizen health.
Ingredients are not required on the label of alcoholic beverages. For those with food allergies, diabetes or even just a moral restraint to certain foods, drinking a particular alcoholic beverage without knowing the ingredients could be perilous. Sign this petition to require full ingredient labeling on all alcoholic beverages.
Due to a booming population and improper trash disposal, the health of citizens is at risk in one of the world’s most populated cities, New Delhi. The city is literally drowning in trash and something must be done. Sign this petition to demand that a proper waste disposal strategy is put in place to protect citizen health.
Dangerous chemicals are being put in air fresheners despite the risk of causing headaches, nausea, birth defects, and even cancer. This is unacceptable and needs to be stopped. Sign this petition to ban toxic chemicals from use in air fresheners.
A large youth psychiatric hospital is under investigation for reports of horrific practices, such as medication errors, failing to report sexual misconduct, and allowing staff to physically and dangerously restrain children. Demand that this hospital is closed immediately because children and teenagers should receive only the best standards of care available.
Mental illness is on the rise in the U.S., but social stigma and insufficient resources leave many afflicted Americans unable or unwilling to seek help. Sign this petition to demand that the Department of Health and Human Services focus more of their efforts on providing care and support for those suffering from mental illness.
The Middle Eastern country of Kuwait is small, providing home to only 4 million people. Yet it is also one of the world’s top producers of solid waste. This fact coupled with a lack of effective landfills and a comprehensive recycling program has caused trash to pile up around the country, where is threatens the health of hundreds of thousands of people. Demand the Kuwaiti government improve its recycling and waste diversion porgrams.
Medicaid recipients may be forced to pay a premium or find work in order to receive care in Florida. Many Medicaid recipients are elderly citizens, children, disabled or pregnant. Sign this petition to put an end to this shameful, degrading legislation.
Despite being essential for survival, fresh water is today a dwindling resource worldwide. The United States is one of the world’s top consumers of fresh water, and Americans waste about 1 trillion gallons of water annually. Demand the U.S. government do more to protect and conserve this vital resource.
Pakistan is one of the most heavily-polluted and environmentally-degraded countries in the world. These exorbitantly high levels of pollution pose a stark threat to the health of Pakistanis, as well as that of surrounding countries which are susceptible to the spread of this noxious smog. Demand the Pakistani government prioritize its environment and the health of its people over unsustainable industrial growth.
A bee-killing pesticide has now been detected in American drinking water. Sign this petition to tell the head of the EPA that this potentially dangerous pesticide must be regulated to ensure that people do not suffer from long-term exposure to these chemicals.
U.S. prescription drug prices are the highest in the world, thanks in part to heavy restrictions on generic imports. Now, President Donald Trump has a chance to fulfill his promise to make healthcare affordable, by supporting a bill that would weaken big pharma’s monopoly on prescription drugs. Sign this petition to demand he make good on his promise.
Millions of women will be left without access to health care services such as cancer and STD screenings should a rule guaranteeing access to these necessities be overturned. Please sign this petition to demand that the Senate vote against overturning this important rule.
A chemical plant in Louisiana has emitted a dangerous carcinogen since 1969. The surrounding community has the highest cancer risk due to air pollution in the United States. Sign the below petition demanding that production of this chemical be stopped immediately.
A river that provides water for millions of people is heavily polluted with municipal, agricultural, and petroleum refinery waste. Demand the Bangladeshi government do more to protect this precious resource from pollution.
The African nation of Ethiopia suffers from a chronic lack of clean water, with many, primarily rural, Ethiopians living in some of world’s least sanitary conditions. Urge Water Aid, an NGO which dispenses water-related aid worldwide, to provide more to Ethiopia in order for that country to develop cleaner water resources.
The Department of Energy has denied compensation claims from dozens of workers sickened from handling nuclear waste. An investigation found a pattern of denial 51 percent higher than the industry average, data misrepresentation, and internal pressure on medical personnel to underplay worker health concerns. Sign the below petition calling on the government to review these claims.
Water service pipes contaminated with lead in Flint, MI will be replaced over the course of a few years thanks to a lawsuit from local advocacy groups. Sign this petition to thank those who worked hard to get clean water for the residents of Flint.
Doctors could soon be allowed to lie to pregnant women about the health of their children. A proposed bill prevents parents from suing medical providers who do not disclose disabilities detected in prenatal testing. Sign this petition to demand the protection of pregnant women’s rights.
Over two million Americans suffer from drug addiction — overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with over 50,000 deaths in 2015. The American Health Care Act would remove mandated coverage for substance abuse treatment. Sign the below petition calling on Congress to maintain support for substance abuse treatment.
The American Health Care Act is projected to increase the number of uninsured people by 14 million in its first year. A growing bipartisan group of policymakers are calling for this deeply flawed bill to be rejected by Congress. Please join them by signing this petition.
Over 70 billion pounds of food waste are produced each year in the United States. Reducing food waste would lower greenhouse gas emissions, fight food insecurity and yield economic benefits. Sign the petition below to urge the Trump Administration recommit to the USDA’s promise of reducing food waste.