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Local Investments by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies and Foundations Advance Community Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s The Health of America Community Investment Report shows efforts to address social conditions that contribute to poor health
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CHICAGO, June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies and their foundations around the country increased their support for community programs that promote healthier behaviors and address social determinants of health – the social factors that can negatively impact health – such as homelessness and food insecurity, according to the ninth annual “The Health of America Community Investment Report.”

Caterpillar Inc.: Building Better

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar’s business has been about building better — better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Click here to learn more in the 2016 Sustainability Report.

Strategies to Progress Our Inclusion and Diversity Journey

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Business resource groups (BRGs) were introduced at Newmont in 2014. A Business Resource Group (also known as an Affinity Group or Employee Resource Group) is a company-sanctioned organization of employees with a common background, set of interests and/or goals. Each BRG welcomes all employees. Since 2014, 17 BRGs have been established in our operating regions and at the corporate office. Newmont recognizes BRGs as critical partners for ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard and diversity of thought is celebrated and leveraged with participation open to all employees.

Morgan Stanley Employees Build New Playground in New Orleans as Part of Healthy Cities Program

Healthy Cities initiative connects wellness, nutrition and play resources to give children a healthy start to life
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NEW ORLEANS, June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that over 200 Morgan Stanley and community volunteers will build a playground at Dunbar Elementary as part of the Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities initiative. Joining forces with Choice Foundation and KaBOOM!, volunteers will give area kids the play space they deserve. Having access to safe play spaces is at the heart of the Healthy Cities New Orleans program, which delivers integrated nutrition, health and play programming to local children and their families.

Contact Your PA Senator to Support the Proposed Budget for Intellectual Disability and Autism Services

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By Charles J. Hooker III, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services

In the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Senate will begin discussing the proposed budget bill passed by the PA House of Representatives. It’s time to start engaging with your PA Senator to encourage them to support a budget that includes increased funding for intellectual disability and autism services.

The House budget bill includes the first across the board rate increases that we have seen in a decade. It also calls for increased community-based services and waiting list initiatives.

The Conservation Fund Announces Nine Recipients of Healthy Foods Grants in North Carolina

Program Sponsored by CSX supports community projects that will distribute more than 1.7 million pounds of food each year in Nash and Edgecombe Counties
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Conservation Fund today announced the grant recipients for the On Track with Healthy Foods grants program, sponsored by CSX. Nine community- and faith-based groups will receive grants to increase access to healthy foods in vulnerable and underserved communities in the Twin Counties. 

World Malaria Day

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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)
“Eddy the Ambassador”, Preventing Malaria Through an Awareness Cartoon
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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)

This Earth Day, the World is Investing in the Most Valuable Asset We Have

Recognizing the role of natural resources in the world’s economies to support conservation and sustainable management
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Tamara Coger of Tetra Tech’s Environment and Natural Resources sector discusses the benefits of investing in sustainable natural resources management to people, societies, and economies around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Sometimes, money really does grow on trees. And in mangroves, watersheds, oceans, and rainforests.

Global Food for Thought: Guest Commentary by DuPont’s Krysta Harden

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Today, guest commentary from Krysta Harden, DuPont Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer, has published a post on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA), Global Food For Thought blog.

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