Over a quarter of children seeking mental health care treatment in the United Kingdom were turned away in 2015. This is completely unacceptable. Urge the U.K. to increase funding and enhance accessibility for children’s mental health services.
The emergence of superbugs due to farmers misusing antibiotics increasingly puts our global health at risk. Ensure farmers are banned from overusing antibiotics, in order to prevent millions from dying.
Low-income families will now have better access to affordable, healthy food options thanks to new legislation requiring farmers’ markets to accept food stamps. Applaud the initiative, which will provide healthier options to those who may otherwise be unable to access them.
Animal agriculture’s needless overuse of life-saving medicine could kill millions of people worldwide because of the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs. Despite acknowledging this fact, the health sector has taken no action against the industry. Urge the National Health Service to take the farm industry to task on this vital matter.
California recently passed a health care expansion that will help cover medical services for undocumented children. Urge federal officials to help children like these by expanding health care for undocumented children across the country.
A proposed bill would see parents complete a course about the benefits of immunization before sending their children to school unvaccinated. Show your support for the bill, which would help dispel harmful misinformation about vaccines.
Roundup has been found to likely cause cancer in humans but is still sold in Costco stores across the nation. Sign our petition to urge the CEO of Coscto to continue his environmentally conscious pattern by banning Roundup from his shelves.
Federal funds meant to assist women and families in need are being used instead to push anti-choice rhetoric. Demand this misappropriation of much-needed government assistance be stopped and allow women to make the choices that are best for them.
Even with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, healthcare in the United States is still poor. Two thousand doctors presented a strong case for a single-payer universal healthcare system. Sign the petition to tell the federal government doctors have spoken and the creation of such a healthcare system is in the public interest.
A bizarre “non-religious” church is exploiting people by taking advantage of their desperation and pushing a “cure-all” product that is actually toxic. It is against the law to sell unapproved drugs in the U.S. and the promotion of this product as a means by which to cure diseases classifies it as a drug. Sign the petition to stop this church from peddling toxic substances as cures and hold it criminally liable.
House Republicans are working to cut funding to school lunch programs, potentially placing millions of kids at risk of going hungry. Sign the petition and tell them that every kid in every school should have access to lunch, regardless of their proximity to the poverty line.
A law defies medical ethics by offering therapists the opportunity to turn away patients based on the therapist’s personal beliefs. Sign the petition to demand that this abominable law is overturned immediately.
Officials in Orlando are voting to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city. This legislation is vital in putting fewer people behind bars and freeing up time for police officers to pursue more dangerous crimes. Urge officials to decriminalize marijuana in Orlando.
A baby died after his parents were allegedly unable to reach a 911 operator. The call center lacked sufficient staff and was unable to respond to every call. Demand a reevaluation of the 911 system and an immediate staffing increase.
A six-year-old boy reportedly died at the dentist’s office after receiving anesthesia. The dentist was sued for malpractice and negligence, but he’s still allowed to practice even while the case is pending. Demand that this dentist be shut down so that no more lives are unnecessarily put at risk.
Addicted persons could have been given access to a life-saving drug, but the Governor of Maine decided that taking away the threat of overdose death would perpetuate addiction. This is not supported by a basic understanding of how the drug works. Sign to denounce this heartless decision.
Baltimore is one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S., and many patients are likely to return to the hospital multiple times for violent injuries. A recent proposal would partner Baltimore hospitals with the local Safe Streets program to decrease the cycle of neighborhood violence. Support the establishment of this violence intervention program.
Native Americans are dying at much higher rates than other people in America from serious health conditions such as diabetes and liver disease due to their lack of access to quality health care. Demand that the Department of Health and Human Services provide more funding for Native American health care.
The heroin epidemic in the U.S. is a deadly problem, claiming thousands of lives each year. The city of Seattle is considering the creation of a safe-consumption site for heroin users that would hopefully save lives and increase access to addiction treatment. Show your support for this new idea to combat heroin addiction.
An author has written a cookbook dedicated to helping people with eating disorders recover with stories and support. Please thank cookbook author Francesca Baker for her work in helping those who are recovering from eating disorders.
Many people suffering from eating disorders in England have to wait up to 180 days to gain access to treatment even though early intervention is one of the most important factors in recovery. Demand that the U.K. Department of Health establish quick access to treatment for those with eating disorders.
Medical marijuana is now legal in Victoria, Australia thanks to progressive efforts by the state’s government. Thank the Victorian Premier for his government’s commitment to protecting and ensuring the health of its citizens.
Fracking has been definitively linked to water contamination in Wyoming, with reports of contaminated water near fracking sites across the country. However, fracking operations are not regulated with regards to the safety and purity of nearby water sources. Sign our petition and ask President Obama to regulate fracking.
The production of coffee has been found to produce two chemicals that can be highly toxic when inhaled in large quantities. A recent study found high levels of these dangerous chemicals in two coffee roasteries in the U.S. Demand that federal regulations are established to protect hundreds of thousands of people who work in the coffee industry.
The cost of insulin has increased dramatically over the last decade, leaving millions without the money to afford the life-saving drug. Urge the American Medical Association to do their part in making insulin more affordable, thus saving millions of lives.