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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 our life-sustaining planet in the struggle for social and environmental justice.

We focus 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 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
    For the Health and Human Rights Journal
    Submissions due by March 31, 2021

    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.

    As a member of the Harvard FXB Health and Human Rights Consortium and co-editors of this forthcoming journal issue, we invite you to share your ideas and innovative work in the area of ecological justice and the right to health.

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  • Policy Agenda

    Our Policy Agenda

    Phoenix Zones Initiative campaigns for public policy that is inclusive, evidence-based, and catalytic. Our primary objective is to highlight the indelible links between the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet by advocating for synergistic policy solutions.

    We lead, build, and work with coalitions to eradicate the oppression of the least-empowered 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 in the fight for social and environmental justice.

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  • Just One Health

    Just One Health

    Just One Health 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 into programs, policies, research, and institutions through respectful, multisectoral, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Just One Health aims to prevent and respond to different forms of trauma, and to prevent, mitigate, and reverse global existential threats.

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