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Mission Statement

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Philadelphia / Pennsylvania promotes social responsibility by protecting health, the environment and communities through education, training, direct service, and advocacy.

Description

Established in 1979, PSR Philadelphia fulfills our mission through programs focused on 1) the prevention of interpersonal violence and 2) addressing threats to health and the environment. Originally founded to oppose nuclear weapons, PSR Philadelphia shifted focus in the 1980s to address local needs, including preventing interpersonal violence. PSR Philadelphia was focused on the prevention of violence through two programs: Peaceful Posse engages youth in practicing alternative strategies for dealing with stress and conflict, empowering them to make healthier choices; and the Youth Court Program, held at area schools, which instilled in first-time rule-breakers a respect for society and promotes positive citizenship attitudes, civic engagement and educational success through service learning opportunities. Our environmental programs include climate change education; asthma, climate change and you; Advocacy Trainings for Health Professionals, Healthcare Advocacy to oppose unconventional gas pollution, plus we have a Speakers Bureau for a wide variety of mission focused presentations.

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http://www.psrphila.org

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