RSS Health Justice and Human Rights

  • Justice should be at the centre of assessments of climate change impacts on health January 3, 2023
    analyse and quantify the impacts of a changing climate on human health, bring attention to the compounding effects of climate stressors on health, and call for reducing the use of fossil fuels as an ...
  • Weave human rights into B.C.’s Mental Health Act, urges report December 19, 2022
    After two years of consultations with people who have experienced involuntary detention, families, health-care workers and community leaders, Health Justice is proposing eight guiding principles for B ...
  • Weave Human Rights into Mental Health Act, Urges Report December 18, 2022
    Health Justice is proposing eight guiding principles for B.C.’s act. They include recognition of human rights and holistic approaches to mental wellness, compliance with the UN Declaration ...
  • Health Justice Staff Attorney December 1, 2022
    New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a community-driven civil rights organization, seeks a Staff Attorney in our Health Justice program ... (1) combat the human rights crisis in ...
  • Environmental health justice across the globe October 13, 2022
    Correspondence to Dr Rochelle H Holm, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA; rochelle.holm{at}louisville.edu If you wish to reuse any or all of ...
  • Justice and the NICE approach June 28, 2022
    When thinking about population level healthcare priority setting decisions, such as those made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, good medical ethics requires attention to three ...
  • Towards 2021/2022 HDR June 8, 2022
    The Report will explore how uncertainty in the Anthropocene is changing, what is driving it, what it means for human development ... Senior Advisor on Resilience and Development at Stockholm ...
  • Storytelling for Health Justice January 26, 2022
    Storytelling for Health Justice, led by the OHSU Family Medicine RELATE Lab. The RELATE Lab (Relationships in Equity, Leadership, And Team Effectiveness) launched in 2017 with a mission to co-create a ...
  • Health Care September 6, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has encouraged consumers who believed that a covered entity violated their civil rights may file a complaint. If you face any of ther kind of ...
  • Health and justice October 22, 2014
    Our ‘Strategic direction for health services in the justice system: 2016 – 2020’ is the health & justice strategic document which sets out the ambition of NHS England to improve health and care ...


SAFE G: Empowering Resilient Communities


Mission. To empower local communities to design immediate and effective SAFE G solutions that implement optical fiber wired to the home and office. Local taxpayers and ratepayers are entitled to this alternative to wireless, because they have already paid for it. Please see: Irregulators v. FCC.

5G/AI/Internet of Things Juggernaut presents an imminent threat. The harms to our community’s physical and mental health, the local environment, violations of citizen’s rights to due process, property, and personal privacy are foreseeable and preventable. The threat is especially dangerous to our children, elderly people, those with special sensitivities, disabled persons with chronic illnesses, caregivers, and our economically disadvantaged and minority communities that have no escape in their homes or workplaces.

Remedy: Community Empowerment: An effective remedy begins with widespread education and training in a proven system of wise leadership, community organization, team building, and negotiation. With this purpose we have created a 5G Dojo to support local communities around the world that are facing similar challenges. The key is to share negotiation successes and practical experience, so these lessons can be immediately deployed within the network. Equally essential is to fortify community-wide resilience rapidly and effectively. (See: 5 Minutes toResilience)

Our Funding Goal: $ 100,000

Donations: Please make your check or money order payable to National Institute for Science, Law, and Public Policy, designated for "SAFE G/Community Empowerment Initiative". You can contribute in two ways.

o   Simple donation with full tax deduction.

o   Partial tax deduction (at cost) with benefits. Please see benefit levels below.

Sponsors: Please contact us to discuss any questions or concerns and customized donation options.

Springs of Amethysts - $100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed copy of Julian Gresser, Piloting through Chaos—Wise Leadership/Effective Negotiation for the 21st Century (1995)
  • Free gift of the 5 Minutes to Resilience web app


Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 5 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 5 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Public Lecture in Your Honor
  • 10 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 10 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • ½ day workshop training and consultation with any organization or company


Jade Eddies - $10K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • Two ½ day workshop, training and consultation with any organization or company of your choice
  • 20 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 20 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • 1 day of professional consultation and meetings


Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • One full day training program with materials for organization of choice to you.
  • 50 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 50 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Emerald Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Two full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice
  • 100 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 100 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses


Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $100K

  • All of the above awards plus:
  • Four full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.
  • 200 Free Copies of 5 Minutes to Resilience App
  • 200 Free Copies of My Personal Resilience Journey/The Resilient Negotiator/Realizing Your Passion/Advancing Your Cause online courses

Resilience, Health Justice, and International Human Rights

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Health injustice is a cruel and preventable tragedy in the U.S. and around the world. Here are three links that suggest the depth and prevalence of the malady. It is everywhere. All we need do is look.

Cancer is rampant in Crosett Arkansas, a predominantly African American community.

As this video notes in its first lines, “welcome to Reserve, Louisiana, the cancer capital of the United States.”

A small town in Mexico whose water supply was seized by a giant American to produce its sugar saturated beverage and the children are dying young of diabetes.

The development of community-wide resilience will begin to help these communities and thousands of others withstand and cope with calamities for which they have no responsibility or financial means to prevent.

Seven million children die each year from preventable illnesses. In his TEDx presentation Sridhar Venkatapuram, a Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Philosophy, urges that “things” or ”stuff” ($, staff, personnel, etc.) alone will not save most lives or meet the essential challenge. That is the each of these forgotten children has the potential to realize his or her own potential of dynamic resilience. But it is being denied to them by social injustice. This, Sridhar, argues is an infringement of a fundamental human right to be free to cultivate and enjoy a healthy and resilient life.

 

There is strong support for the proposition that that the widespread injustice in the U.S. and other countries, where the poor, minorities, and most the vulnerable populations are being denied basic and reasonable care and an opportunity to develop resilient and productive lives are also a violation of a basic international human right to health.

Health security is akin to food and water security also included in this evolving definition.

Health injustice is rampant, structural, and correctable in the U.S. if anyone in power really cared to focus and mobilize attention. The leading legal organizations, including the ABA, have largely ignored the tragedy.

The UN Human Rights Commission Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights states:

The right to health is “an inclusive right extending not only to timely and appropriate health care but also to the underlying determinants of health, such as access to safe and potable water and adequate sanitation, an adequate supply of safe food, nutrition and housing, healthy occupational and environmental conditions, and access to health-related education and information… ” –

Concern for the health and resilience of human rights advocates is a related concern.

A close link to environmental justice and sustainability is also recognized.

A recent journal on international health rights and justice is a useful channel for writing in this emerging field.

Next:  Resilience and Peacemaking

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