not have a disaster… This
short video touches
on many of the themes of Impact + Amplify’s
integrated vision for a safe, healthy, prosperous and peaceful headwaters
region and world. We can, therefore we must, send solutions downstream
and downwind. This is the story
of the Sambhavna Clinic, a non-profit holistic health clinic in Bhopal, India, built
those injured by the Union Carbide toxic gas release in 1984.
Care Without Harm: Leading the global movement for environmentally
responsible health care Health Care Without Harm is an international
coalition of hospitals and health care systems, medical professionals,
community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental
and environmental health organizations and religious groups.
Do No Harm"... Together with their partners
around the world, Health
Care Without Harm shares a vision of a health care
sector that does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people and the
environment. To that end, they are working to implement ecologically
sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute
the environment and contribute to disease. This excellent short
video chronicles the evolution of HCWH's work.
for Health Environment and Justice (CHEJ)... CHEJ’s
overarching goal has consistently been to prevent harm—particularly
among vulnerable populations such as children. If a safer process,
material or product exists it should be used. We believe that
everyone, regardless of income, race, religion, or occupation,
has a right
to live, work, learn, play and pray in a healthy community.
is a leader in advocating responsible corporate behavior (located
in communities and selling products to families) in replacing
outdated chemicals with safe, affordable alternatives to build
safe economic opportunities and community benefits. Our twenty
experience in this arena extends from moving McDonalds away
from Styrofoam in 1986 to moving Microsoft away from PVC plastic in
CHEJ was instrumental in establishing some of the first national
policies critical to protecting community health like the Superfund
Right-to-Know and others. By pioneering the effort nationwide
to protect communities from exposures to dangerous environmental
the air, water and soil, CHEJ has become the preeminent national
leader among grassroots groups reducing the burden of toxic
American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is
the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention
the public about the results. Weekly Health-e-Recipes are
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you need to eat great food that's great for you. Try a healthy recipe.
the hows and whys of eating healthy. Get your own customized
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the Roanoke, VA area (and beyond), Eating
for a Lifetime provides excellent,
innovative consultation and education services in
health supportive cooking and eating to its clients. Their
goal is to help
their clients become active partners in reclaiming and
maintaining their own health, as well as the health of their family
Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières
(MSF), an international medical humanitarian organization, provides
in nearly 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence,
neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics,
malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF
provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need.
MSF's work is based on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics
and impartiality. The organization is committed to bringing quality
medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion,
or political affiliation. MSF reserves the right to speak out to bring
attention to neglected crises, to challenge inadequacies or abuse of
the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and
to natural disasters is the smallest area of MSF's work, representing
just five percent of MSF's overall activities in 2006.
This is because, more often than not, local health authorities
are quickly able to garner support from international agencies and
for natural disasters. And the needs are predominantly in the
areas of reconstruction and development, which is outside of MSF's
of expertise and operational focus. This was the case for the
South Asian Tsunami in 2004. This is less often the case when it comes
armed conflict, epidemics, and other ongoing and less visible
crises, which is where MSF directs most of its attention. In 1999, MSF
received the Nobel Peace Prize.