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Building Partnerships to Combat the Opioid Crisis

By Lori McFarling
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We’ve all seen data that magnifies a tragic and gripping reality—millions of people in every community across the country are experiencing the ravages of opioid addiction first-hand. Opioid addiction is a scourge that knows no age, gender, ethnic, geographic, or socioeconomic boundary. And with close to 175 drug overdose deaths per day in the United States, we must grapple with how to respond to these staggering statistics.

Sodexo Seniors, in Partnership With Connected Living, Introduces New “Smart Living” Program for Senior Living Residents Using Alexa in the US

With the new smart-tech, Sodexo Seniors enables more social engagement to drive health, longevity and Quality of Life
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, is now offering a new “Smart Living” program for senior living residents to easily engage within their community and in the community at large by simply using their voices. The “Smart Living” program integrates Sodexo menus with Connected Living content management systems to allow residents to simply ask Alexa for community information and much more.

Workplace Mental Health Top Priority for AHA Roundtable, Booz Allen

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Despite the fact that roughly one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in any given year1, many will not disclose to their employers that they suffer from a mental health disorder for fear of being stigmatized2.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Annabel Jones, Ambassador for the Stroke Association

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Annabel Jones is an ambassador for the Stroke Association. Suffering from a stroke in 2011 at the age of just 22, Annabel uses her personal experience to support stoke sufferers, raise funds and generate awareness for stroke prevention.

Annabel gained support from her colleagues and has helped to raise in excess of £45,000. She has become a key ambassador for the Stroke Association, highlighting the key issues and challenges stroke survivors face through engaging with the media through newspapers, magazines, radio and local TV to raise publicity for the cause.

Mohawk Industries Goes Pink for Breast Cancer at Corporate HQ in Georgia

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Employees at Mohawk Industries recently took part in their company-wide Pink Out to rally in support of Susan G. Komen. The annual event is part of the flooring manufacturer’s annual observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and took place at the corporate headquarters in Calhoun, Ga. Each year, employees come together to learn more about the company’s corporate partnership with the organization and receive updates on the latest initiatives and monetary amounts donated back to Susan G. Komen since 2001.

MetLife Foundation and Verb Announce Winner of Financial Innovation Competition

Onward Financial receives $100,000 grant to expand full-service employee financial wellness program
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NEW YORK, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Verb announced Onward Financial as the first place winner of the Inclusion Plus competition in the United States. The competition was open to entrepreneurs, non-profits and other social impact organizations focused on addressing the financial health needs of low- to moderate-income Americans. Standing out among more than 150 entries, Onward Financial received a $100,000 grant from MetLife Foundation.

Tyson Foods Expands OneEgg Partnership to Nepal, Honduras and Ethiopia

Projects to increase accessibility of protein for children and fund nutritional research
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SPRINGDALE, Ark., October 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – One million children under 5 years of age in Nepal (or 36 percent of the population) suffer chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. The difficulty in acquiring protein is a contributing factor to the nutrition gap in the south Asian country. In an effort to help combat those issues in Nepal, as well as Honduras and Ethiopia, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced today a series of grants to OneEgg, a non-profit organization that delivers eggs to children in need.

The Global Engagement Forum: Live Convenes Leaders for Cross-Sector Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, October 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, the 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live convened leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate around solving specific problems within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Forum convened over 300 leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

Vision care for low-income communities in the Dominican Republic

Gildan and Batey Relief Alliance bring ophthalmologists to communities in need of eye care
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Gildan, in partnership with the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA), organized its second “Blindness Prevention” program for the community of San Pedro de Macoris, San Antonio de Guerra and other areas of eastern Dominican Republic.  The event took place over four consecutive days providing 540 patients free ophthalmological consultations and prescription lenses.

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