Let’s 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 to treat those injured by the Union Carbide toxic gas release in 1984.
Health 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.
"First 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.
Center 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.
CHEJ 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in advocating responsible corporate behavior (located in communities and selling products to families) in replacing outdated chemicals with safe, affordable alternatives to build long-term, safe economic opportunities and community benefits. Our twenty years of experience in this arena extends from moving McDonalds away from Styrofoam in 1986 to moving Microsoft away from PVC plastic in 2006.
CHEJ was instrumental in establishing some of the first national policies critical to protecting community health like the Superfund Program, Right-to-Know and others. By pioneering the effort nationwide to protect communities from exposures to dangerous environmental chemicals, in the air, water and soil, CHEJ has become the preeminent national leader among grassroots groups reducing the burden of toxic substances on our environment.
The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer prevention and educates the public about the results. Weekly Health-e-Recipes are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up and add this email address to your address book and/or safe list so that it is not filtered out as spam.
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In 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 and their community.
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organization, provides aid 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 protocols.
Responding 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 governments for natural disasters. And the needs are predominantly in the areas of reconstruction and development, which is outside of MSF's scope 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 to 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.