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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 cross-sectoral team, Phoenix Zones Initiative recognizes the inextricable links between the welfare of people, animals, and the planet in the struggle for social and environmental justice.

Phoenix Zones Initiative focuses on robust structural change by advancing ethical norms, values, legal and economic frameworks, and public policy to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized people and animals. Our programs center on critical needs and the acute intersections between human, animal, and planetary wellbeing.

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  • Call for Papers

    Call for Papers

    Ecological Justice and the Right to Health
    Health and Human Rights Journal
    Submissions due by March 31, 2021

    As a member of the Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium and co-editors of this forthcoming 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.

    Numerous patterns of exploitation illustrate how the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet are interconnected. Public health perspectives increasingly recognize these connections. Share your ideas and work in these areas by submitting a paper.

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  • Policy Agenda

    Our Policy Agenda

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

    Phoenix Zones Initiative leads, builds, and works with diverse coalitions to eradicate the oppression of individuals and of populations who have been systematically harmed by privileged industries.

    Join us. Reach out to learn more about how we can work together. Help end abuse and exploitation, and help expand and strengthen legal rights 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 of humans, animals, and ecosystems is interconnected, and that achieving optimal health and wellbeing requires justice.

    Just One Health aims to incorporate rights-based primary prevention strategies into programs, policies, research, and institutions through respectful, multisectoral, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Just One Health aims to prevent and respond to trauma, and to prevent, mitigate, and reverse global existential threats such as climate change and pandemics.

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