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Screenshot of Phoenix Zones Initiative fact sheet: Putting People, Animals, and the Planet First in Policy Decisions

Putting People, Animals, and the Planet First in Policy Decisions

This fact sheet outlines the purpose and value of Phoenix Zones Initiative’s Just One Health Impact Assessment Tool, which can help elected officials and other policy makers improve the health and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet.

Image of a doctor in a lab coat working on a tablet, and other medical-related elements in the background and foreground, such as a magnified strand of DNA.

A Journalist’s Resource Guide to Reporting on Science, Health, and Medicine

The guide includes frequently asked questions about medical research, some questions to help journalists consider the science and ethics of medical research, and useful resources.

A flying bird transforming from breaking free from a chain, with the sun in the background

Just One Health Project ECHO: Advancing Health and Justice

In this case study, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian and other members of the PZI team summarize the creation, implementation, evaluation, and impact of an educational training and mentorship program centered on a socially and ecologically just One Health (Just One Health) framework.

A macaque mother holding her child--there are numerous problems with the ethics of animal research

Confronting Ethical Permissibility in Research

The author explores some of the ethics failures in animal research, such as the absence of justice, and the “common assumption” of justification.

A family looks at a bug on a flower--we need a socially and ecologically just One Health approach

A Silent Call for a Socially and Ecologically Just One Health Approach

In this commentary, PZI’s President, Dr. Hope Ferdowsian, illustrates the need for a socially and ecologically just One Health approach to addressing and preventing global challenges and the importance of ensuring a right to health for both people and animals.

Deforested land in the Amazon being used for agriculture--animal agriculture contributes to climate change

Future Warming from Global Food Consumption

The study’s authors look at the global warming impacts of various foods and discover that methane-producing foods such as meat from ruminants, dairy, and rice have the highest climate change impacts.

A mother holds her child in an apple orchard, with the child holding an apple in their hand--the Just One Health Impact Assessment Tool will offer a better way to measure progress and wellbeing

We Need a Better Way to Measure Progress: A Just One Health Impact Assessment Tool

PZI’s Just One Health impact assessment tool is designed to help policy makers and others determine the impact of policies, projects, and industries on people, animals, and the planet.

Image of surgical staff engaged in surgery--Xenotransplantation has many ethical problems

Existing Ethical Tensions in Xenotransplantation

This article discusses the ethics of and repercussions for humans and animals of xenotransplantation.

A lazuli bunting sings from a branch--public health officials need to center ecological health in policy and practice

“Silent Spring” Still Holds Lessons for Keeping the Planet, and Ourselves, Healthy

This essay uses the example of how Rachel Carson inspired a revolution around ecological health to highlight the need for a new revolution focused on centering prevention, justice, and the connections between humans, other animals, and our shared environment.

a primate holds onto the bars of her cage--research using primates is a matter of convenience, not sound science

Primates in Medical Research: A Matter of Convenience, Not Sound Science

This op-ed highlights the translational failures in medical research caused by focusing on using animals in research and calls for transforming medical research so that it protects and benefits both people and animals.

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