PSR Philadelphia, as a public health nonprofit organization, addresses some of the gravest threats to health.  PSR Philadelphia promotes:

  • Health Advocacy:  We advocate for laws and policies that protect the health of people first.  We accomplish this through education and training, speaking out at key forums, and adding our voices as health professionals.

  • Violence Prevention and Youth Mentoring:  PSR Philadelphia operates Peaceful Posse and Youth Court programs in area schools, offers bullying prevention training and facilitates a youth summer internship program, in an effort to address the rampant violence present in our community and bolster youth as they seek healthy long-term goals.

  • Environmental Action:  Consistent with our call for a healthier and more sustainable environment, PSR Philadelphia calls for a halt to extreme methods of fossil fuel extraction, speaks out to address climate change and its impacts on health, educates about ways to protect waterways, and connects young children with nature.

We are doctors, nurses, public health professionals, students, and members of the public concerned about the health and safety of our community.  Join us!

PSR Philadelphia exists as a unique organization among a city full of great medical and public health establishments because it represents the soul of medicine: a place where health professionals, students and committed citizens, can come together for the common purpose of seeking an end to violence in our community and to speak out against environmental threats to our health. PSR Philadelphia’s work is invaluable and represents a truly authentic commitment to a safer and healthier community.
— Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, PSR Philadelphia Board President

First, Do No Harm!

Make no mistake, we are at a unique moment in history.  Thus, it is imperative that we ask ourselves, how will we better serve the world?  Our voice and our work are as important as ever!  We must continue to push for safeguarding our communities, abolishing nuclear weapons, securing sustainable energy, and eliminating harmful contaminants in products and the environment.  Supporting Philadelphia PSR is a way – the way - to demonstrate sincere commitment to primum non nocere – first, do no harm - and we invite you to remain steadfast with us in this work!  Together, we can address some of the gravest threats to health.


Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia

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