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Advancing the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet

Our Mission

Phoenix Zones Initiative is a nonprofit organization on a mission to advance rights, health, and wellbeing. Led by physicians and a diverse team, Phoenix Zones Initiative recognizes the links between the welfare of people, animals, and the planet in the search for social and environmental justice.

Phoenix Zones Initiative focuses on widespread ethical and structural change. We push forward legal, economic, and public policy to advocate for the most vulnerable and marginalized people and animals. Our programs, such as food and fiber, center on the connections between humans, animals, and the planet’s wellbeing.

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  • Call for Papers

    Call for Papers

    As a member of the Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium and co-editors of the forthcoming December 2021 Health and Human Rights Journal issue, Phoenix Zones Initiative invites you to share your ideas and innovative work in the area of ecological justice and the right to health.

    Submit a paper! Papers are due by March 31, 2021.

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  • Policy Agenda

    Our Policy Agenda

    Phoenix Zones Initiative campaigns for public policy that is inclusive and evidence-based. We advance the critical links between the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet by advocating for synergistic policy solutions.

    Reach out to see how we can work together. Help expand and strengthen protections for those who need it most.

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  • Just One Health

    Just One Health

    Phoenix Zones Initiative forwards a Just One Health approach, which recognizes that the health and wellbeing of people, animals, and the environment are interconnected, and that achieving optimal health and wellbeing requires justice.

    Just One Health forwards rights-based primary prevention strategies through respectful interdisciplinary collaboration.

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