LOCAL HEALTHCARE REFORM              

Begins at Home!

The ANT and IT

Scowls, frowns, frump; Mope, shuffle, slump

The ants are up; The line has formed; The food is coming home

Hark! A Limber gait; A smiling face; Is fathomed through the maze; But bittersweet is such a sight; Soon to succumb to blight

Pernicious, insidious in its bite, it soon erodes the spirit life And, as it gropes for future space; A fatality surges into sight; Denuding the spring flower once so bright.

Facade replaces heartfelt joy, futility fading hope; Rote plodding, the springy trot; Monotone, the cheerful throat; Fear, unrestrained pursuit; Conformity silences the rebel yell; the ort preceeds along the trail; The scene is blurred, the dots obscured

A line surrogate for a thousand beings; The lines the it that kills the ant. Without the ant, the it is not

The ants the it

The its the ant.

JD Felsen, 1975

Evidence and Information Links


If you are planning on leading change, being informed from good sources is important.  Here are some place we rely on because they are objective and based in science.  Please let us know your favorites so we can grow this resource for our followers.


American Council on Science and Health                   Science, not hype!

The American Council on Science and Health was founded in 1978 by a group of scientists with a singular mission – to provide an evidence-based counterpoint to the wave of anti-science claims that became the calling card of fundraising groups who were using mass media to promote fear about topics such as food, energy and medicine. These scientists created an organization that could add data and reason to debates about science and public health issues and to provide that data to policy makers and the public. ACSH is a national, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) education and advocacy organization based in New York City.


WV State Medical Society

Established in 1867, the West Virginia State Medical Association is a physician-based organization which focuses on public health issues, strives to provide the highest level of continuing medical education, and seeks to promote the time honored commitment of the medical profession while improving the quality of life for West Virginians.