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Menu Innovation and Consumer Engagement Drive Impact for Aramark Healthy for Life 20 By 20

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Three years ago, Aramark teamed up with the American Heart Association as part of an innovative initiative called Healthy for Life® 20 By 20. The combined goal: To improve the health of Americans 20 percent by the end of 2020.

Together, Aramark and the American Heart Association are achieving industry-leading menu impact across the millions of meals served in workplaces, hospital cafés and college and university dining halls.

60 Cities Dine Out to End HIV

Dining Out For Life®, Hosted by Subaru of America, Set for Thursday, April 25th
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PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Dining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru of America is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for community-based organizations serving people living with or impacted by HIV.

The concept is simple: Restaurants donate a generous percentage of their sales to a local HIV service organization, and Dining Out For Life helps to fill participating restaurants with diners. Find a restaurant from the list of participating locations and on that city’s event date, Dine Out to help end HIV!

WEBINAR – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

An introduction to asthma & allergy friendly® certification for manufacturers
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March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ Join Allergy Standards Limited and SCS Global Services to learn how certifying interior building products as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate your company within the growing health and wellness market.

During National Nutrition Month, Aramark and American Heart Association Share Year 3 Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 Results

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Three years ago, Aramark teamed up with the American Heart Association as part of an innovative initiative called Healthy for Life® 20 By 20. The combined goal: To improve the health of Americans 20 percent by the end of 2020.

Together, Aramark and the American Heart Association are achieving industry-leading menu impact across the millions of meals served in workplaces, hospital cafés and college and university dining halls. Results include:

Medtronic Foundation: Elevating The Role Of Community Health Workers

Support for community health works brings access, hope to underserved patients
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Navigating the healthcare system and maintaining healthy lifestyles can be hard for people living in rural or underserved communities. Economic challenges, cultural barriers, and shortages of doctors and nurses add challenges for patients seeking care.

Community health workers help fill this gap. They serve as trusted liaisons, linking community members with health and wellness services.

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Navigating the healthcare system and maintaining healthy lifestyles can be hard for people living in rural or underserved communities. Economic challenges, cultural barriers, and shortages of doctors and nurses add challenges for patients seeking care.

Community health workers help fill this gap. They serve as trusted liaisons, linking community members with health and wellness services.

These Nigerian Women Are Fighting For Gender Equality and Maternal Health

These two reproductive health advocates are part of a new generation of changemakers.
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Amadi is one of 15 inspiring recipients of a small grant from Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization, and is part of a cohort of Women Deliver Young Leaders using technology provided by HP to improve access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education in Nigeria.  

"There was nothing to stop me": How a Young Entrepreneur Beat Ill Health to Build a Thriving Business

by Anna Bailey
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When Emilio Giordano decided to start his own business in 2014, he was facing a tough few months. Aged just 21, he was on the waiting list to have open-heart surgery for the fourth time. Giordano was born with the heart condition aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the aortic valve – that had seen him in and out of hospital since birth. “I was set to have the operation the previous year, but the doctors agreed to defer it until I finished uni,” he says. “Then, after I graduated, it was delayed. It was frustrating because I couldn’t apply for jobs.

Innovative My Special Aflac Duck™ Helping Lift Spirits for Thousands of Children with Cancer

One year after taking the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show by storm, Aflac's comforting robotic duck is helping kids across the nation cope with cancer treatments
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- One year after being introduced to Americans at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, My Special Aflac Duck, a robotic comfort provider modeled after the famed Aflac Duck, is helping provide comfort and joy to thousands of children across the country. With more than 100 hospitals and childhood cancer care facilities in the United States registered to order ducks, to date, 2,063 have been distributed to children facing cancer.

Working and Living Without Limits

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Kris was raised on a farm, learning at a young age the definition of hard work and perseverance. After graduating with an undergrad degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, she began her career as an engineer and technical writer. Currently she is a Senior Advisor for IT Business Consulting at Dell Technologies. Yes, she is a rising female talent in the STEM industry, but there’s so much more to Kris.

VIDEO | Aflac CSR Hero Amanda Gordy Brings Hope to Families Facing Illness

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Amanda Gordy knew that Aflac was involved in helping the childhood cancer community, but it was not until her own daughter, Tynsley, was diagnosed with leukemia that she realized just how much. Today, Tynsley is out of treatment and Amanda is devoted to helping other families facing similar battles.

“It’s great to be a part of a community that just cares so much about philanthropy,” Amanda says.

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