The Physicians Committee


Atlanta Physicians Prescribe Food as Medicine for Nov. 1 Health Challenge

ATLANTA—On Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, four Atlanta physicians prescribe a plant-based diet to help patients and local residents treat the root cause and early symptoms of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease for 21 days.

The dietary pattern—rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes—is scientifically proven to boost metabolism, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and stabilize blood sugar.

The Physicians Committee Hosts Global Medical Conference to Show Doctors How to Treat Chronic Disease with a Plant-Based Prescription

WASHINGTON—The fourth-annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine, accredited by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, provides more than 700 health care providers, from 25 countries, with the knowledge and skills to effectively prescribe a dietary intervention in the clinical setting.

Doctors Declare July 15 National Veggie Dog Day

WASHINGTON—The nonprofit Physicians Committee will bring HipCityVeg—D.C.’s hottest new vegan restaurant—to Congress on July 15 for the Congressional Veggie Dog Smackdown. The event, sponsored by the Congressional Vegetarian Staff Association, honors four vegetarian members of Congress and offers a healthful antidote to the North American Meat Institute’s Annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill on July 14.

Doctors Group Hosts Make-Your-Own ‘Banana Dog’ Booth at Building a Healthier Future Summit

WASHINGTON—Drop the cancer-causing hot dog and replace it with a nutritious banana dog. That’s what the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors—is encouraging attendees of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Building a Healthier Future Summit to do at a make-your-own banana dog booth at the Summit’s expo on May 19 in Washington, D.C.

The Physicians Committee and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Host Global Nutrition Conference in Nation’s Capital on July 29 to 30, 2016

WASHINGTON—The fourth-annual International Conference on Nutrition and Medicine (ICNM), jointly sponsored by The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the nonprofit Physicians Committee, takes place at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, from July 29  to 30, 2016.  

Rochester Doctors Arm Residents with a Dietary Blueprint to Combat Chronic Disease

The Kickstart Your Health Rochester program, created by the nonprofit Physicians Committee and supported by Mayor Lovely Warren and the City of Rochester, provides Rochester residents with a nutrition blueprint to reach optimal health and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, certain forms of cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease later in life.