WPSR is the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). Physicians for Social Responsibility has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both the present and future generations.
PSR is the U.S. affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 64 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Our work focuses on preventing the major threats to human health. The Prevention Policy dictates that we shall do no harm. Our advocacy is rooted in the following core values:
Science: As health professionals, we are scientists. We rely on evidence to guide our work.
Sustainability: We must preserve the earth's resources if we are to preserve human health.
Compassion: We have deep sympathy with all humans, and a desire to prevent and alleviate suffering.
Peace: We recognize that security and freedom from war is key for human health and well-being.
Justice/Equity: We have a responsibility to treat all humans with fairness and respect. We cannot let personal biases affect our duty to protect the health of all members of our global community.