Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida is an organization of health professionals and public health advocates working collaboratively with community partners to educate and advocate for societal and policy change that protects human health at the local, state, national, and international level. We seek a healthy, just, and peaceful world for present and future generations.
We believe "it is the physician's responsibility as a scientist to share their knowledge with the public. But as a clinician, they are an active participant, not only an impartial supplier of information. The aim of PSR is to provide the scientific data on which political decisions must in part be based."
- From "The Origins of PSR"
by Sidney Alexander, M.D., PSR Co-Founder
Guided by the values and expertise of healthcare and public health, Florida PSR works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to protect our climate, end the nuclear threat, promote peace, and advance justice.
PSR/Florida is a non-profit organization whose vision is a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations. Guided by the values and expertise of medicine & public health, we work to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. PSR’s strategy for achieving its vision is to educate and activate the medical and broader health community, and the public, through research, analysis, collaboration, and targeted communications and to advocate for government and societal change at the local, state and national level.
We strive to bring the medical and public health voice to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment, to promote safe efficient energy solutions and to prevent nuclear war and proliferation of nuclear weapons.
PSR Tampa Bay was founded in 2008 by Drs Lynn Ringenberg and Donald Mellman. We’re a chapter of national PSR whichwas founded in 1961. We work closely with the community and have developed collaborative relationships with like minded organizations.
In 2012 the chapter expanded to cover the entire state and changed our name to PSR/Florida. As a statewide organization we have Steering Committee members located in 9 distinct areas of the state. Each Steering Committee member is encouraged to build membership within their local region to address issues of local concern as well as issues that affect the state and the nation.