Physicians For Social Responsibility Inc
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617 South Olive Street No 200 Los Angeles CA 90014 USA
Psr-la is a physician and health advocate membership organization working to protect public health from nuclear threats and environmental toxins.
Environmental health-in 2014, psr-la engaged social and environmental justice organizations on climate change, air quality, urban oil extraction, land use and public health. Staff participated in the development of the second ab 32 scoping plan, the development of the greenhouse gas reduction funds priorities and guidelines, and the affordable housing and sustainable communities guidelines. Psr-la developed comments on the updated scoping plan as part of the ab 32 environmental justice advisory committee (ejac). Psr-la joined with allied organizations to release a report that reviewed the first year of records of well stimulation collected by the south coast air quality management district. (see schedule o for further program accomplishment descriptions)psr-la presented an abstract on climate resilience to the california adaptation forum entitled "putting health and equity considerations into climate adaptation. " on august 16, psr-la and our partners hosted a conference on environmental health issues in south los angeles. Psr-la provided support to communities dealing with the health impacts of urban oil extraction. Psr-la participated in legislative education efforts in support of the flame retardant bill. Psr-la coordinated efforts with ej organizations and communities impacted by toxic waste to reform the department of toxic substances control (dtsc). Psr-la worked with the environmental justice and health alliance to promote participation in national listening session on chemical security and then participated in the release of the who's in danger report on chemical security risks. In may, psr-la joined the convergence partnerships to lead a statewide effort to bring together social and environmental justice leaders from california to develop a platform of sb 375 amendments that improves carbon-reduction outcomes and public health benefits. Psr-la worked with our statewide and local allies to produce a one-page fact sheet with policy recommendation around the distribution of the cap and trade funds, entitled "preventing displacement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. " psr-la also helped shape and pass legislation to change housing codes to incorporate pest management and prevention by calling for structural and habitability repairs as the first line of defense against pests. Psr-la played a key role in analyzing and providing recommendations for the city's plan for a healthy los angeles, leading to the inclusion of displacement as a health metric. Psr-la launched our re-designed health ambassador program to provide issue education and advocacy skills to our physician and health professional members. Nuclear threats-psr-la held "the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons" training on november 8th featuring psr-la board member bob dodge md. Dr. Dodge presented to numerous rotary clubs and other groups on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. Dr. Dodge also wrote many op-eds published in both print and online media. Psr-la continued our monthly global security seminars at ucla. Topics for 2014 seminars included pakistani-us relations, turkish foreign policy and isis, us-china strategic competition, the middle east, syria's humanitarian crisis, islam's shia-sunni divide, and social media and diplomacy. Psr-la organized environmental and ej groups to oppose ab 1635, a bill which would have exempted radiation regulations from the administrative procedures act and make it harder for the public to participate in setting standards for radiation exposure. Psr-la revived the ssfl work group, a crucial public participation vehicle to ensure the cleanup of nuclear and chemical contamination at the santa susana field laboratory. Psr-la coordinated 3 ssfl work group meetings, created a work group website, facebook page, youtube channel and email list. As a result, a new and larger group of activists is actively involved in the cleanup. Psr-la organized local residents and psr members to submit comments and provide testimony for the department of energy's public scoping for its environmental impact statement on the ssfl cleanup on february 27 and march 1. Psr-la worked with a youth run organization, teens against toxins, to help them organize other teens to be involved in the ssfl cleanup. Psr-la launched the "prescription for survival" campaign in december 2014 with a goal of fully funding our nuclear threats program.
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