Health and Safety

ACT UP PHILADELPHIA

Advocacy: Those living with HIV/AIDS

Level: Local

Website: actupphilly.org

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.


Adapt

Advocacy: Grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists.

Level: National

Website: adapt.org

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.

Level: National

Website: cancer.org

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.

Level: National

Website: diabetes.org

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.

Level: National

Website: heart.org

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.

Level: National

Website: caringacross.org

Social Media: facebook.com/caringacrossgenerations @caringacrossgenerations

Purpose: Value care and embrace aging.


Center for Food Safety

Advocacy: Protect human health and the environment.

Level: National

Website: centerforfoodsafety.org

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

Level: National

Website: drsforamerica.org/

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.

Level: National

Website: healthcareforamericanow.org

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.

Level: International

Website: healthpovertyaction.org

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.


Liberty Resources

Advocacy: Independence for the Disabled

Level: Local

Website: libertyresources.org

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

Level: Local

Website: middletowncoalition.org

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

Website: nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety

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.

Level: Statewide

Website: pahealthaccess.org

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.

Level: Local

Website: psrphila.org (National psr.org)

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

Level: Statewide

Website: plannedparenthoodpa.org

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.


Project SAFE

Advocacy: Women’s health

Level: Local

Website: projectsafephilly.org

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.


UsAgainstAlzheimers

Advocacy: Ending Alzheimer's by 2020.

Level: National

Website: usagainstalzheimers.org

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.

Level: International

Website: whitehelmets.org

Social Media: facebook.com/SyriaCivilDef/ @SyriaCivilDef

Purpose: Carry out search-and-rescue operations to save the maximum number of lives.