Health and Safety
ACT UP PHILADELPHIA
Advocacy: Those living with HIV/AIDS
Social Media: facebook.com/actupphilly/
Purpose: ACT UP stands for the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. They are a diverse, non-partisan group, united in anger, and committed to ending the AIDS crisis through direct action.
Advocacy: Grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists.
Social Media: facebook.com/NationalAdapt/ @NationalAdapt
Purpose: Nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.
American Cancer Society
Advocacy: Funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.
Social Media: facebook.com/AmericanCancerSociety @AmericanCancerSociety
Purpose: Free the world from cancer.
American Diabetes Association
Advocacy: Lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.
Social Media: facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation/ @AmericanDiabetesAssociation
Purpose: Stop diabetes.
American Heart Association
Advocacy: Nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.
Social Media: facebook.com/AHAPhiladelphia/ @AHAPhiladelphia
Purpose: Fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.
Caring Across Generations
Advocacy: Make quality care more accessible.
Social Media: facebook.com/caringacrossgenerations @caringacrossgenerations
Purpose: Value care and embrace aging.
Center for Food Safety
Advocacy: Protect human health and the environment.
Social Media: facebook.com/centerforfoodsafety/ @centerforfoodsafety
Purpose: Curb the use of harmful food production technologies and promote organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture.
Doctors for America
Advocacy: Patients over politics
Social Media: facebook.com/DoctorsforAmerica
Purpose: Doctors for America mobilizes doctors and medical students to be leaders in putting patients over politics on the pressing issues of the day to improve the health of our patients, communities, and nation.
Health Care for America Now (HCAN)
Advocacy: National grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-year campaign to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from 2008-2013.
Social Media: facebook.com/Health-Care-for-America-Now-20957686338/
Purpose: Quality, affordable health care that every family can count on.
Health Poverty Action
Advocacy: Strengthen poor and marginalized people in their struggle for health.
Social Media: facebook.com/HealthPovertyAction/ @HealthPovertyAction
Purpose: Greatest causes of poor health worldwide are political, social and economic injustices. This is a global scandal which causes unnecessary suffering on a massive scale. That is why we tackle the root causes of poor health as well as the symptoms.
Advocacy: Independence for the Disabled
Social Media: facebook.com/libertyresourcesinc @libertycil
Purpose: Liberty Resources, Inc. is a not-for-profit, consumer-controlled organization that advocates and promotes independent living for all persons with disabilities.
Middletown Coalition for Community Safety
Advocacy: Health and Safety of communities impacted by the Mariner East 2 pipeline
Purpose: The Middletown Coalition for Community Safety (MCCS) is a nonpartisan grassroots group of parents and residents whose goal is to educate elected officials and the public regarding the risks associated with the proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline. The so-called proposed "ME2" pipeline is a hazardous, highly volatile liquids (HVL) pipeline slated to run through all of Middletown Township, Delaware County, a densely populated "high consequence" area.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Pedestrian Safety
Advocacy: Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety
Level: National - Federal Government
Social Media: facebook.com/NHTSA/
Purpose: NHTSA aims to achieve high standards for motor vehicle and highway safety.
Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN)
Advocacy: Stronger voices for better health.
Social Media: facebook.com/pahealthaccess
Purpose: Make our health care system more affordable and accessible for all Pennsylvanians.
Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia
Advocacy: Protect health, the environment and communities.
Social Media: facebook.com/PhilaPSR/
Purpose: Promote social responsibility by protecting health, the environment and communities through education, training, direct service, and advocacy. Speak out against violence–-from the street level to the global level-–and whether against humans or against the very biosphere in which we live.
Planned Parenthood Advocacy PA
Advocacy: Reproductive Rights and Women’s Health
Social Media: facebook.com/PPAdvocatesPA
Purpose: PPPA works to achieve maximum public, governmental and media support for reproductive health care, including family planning, by developing, implementing and facilitating a statewide strategy.
Advocacy: Women’s health
Social Media: facebook.com/safephila/
Purpose: SAFE believes in every woman’s right to health and well-being as well as in their competence to protect and help themselves, their loved ones and their communities.
Advocacy: Ending Alzheimer's by 2020.
Social Media: facebook.com/UsAgainstAlz/ @UsAgainstAlz
Purpose: Greater urgency from government, industry and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer's cure.
White Helmets: the Syria Defence Force
Advocacy: Volunteer corps of Syrians who act as first responders in the Syrian civil war.
Social Media: facebook.com/SyriaCivilDef/ @SyriaCivilDef
Purpose: Carry out search-and-rescue operations to save the maximum number of lives.