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iCause Partners With the Shining Life Foundation

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CLEVELAND, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - iCause is joining forces with the Shining Life Foundation.

The Shining Life Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to change history and make a huge difference for animals in a place, where few voices for them exist.

Collaborating for a Healthy Future: Key Insights From National Public Health Week

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Last week marked the 2018 National Public Health Week (NPHW), hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA). Under the theme Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing Our Future Together, organizations nationwide shone a spotlight on issues most impacting Americans right now and affecting the wellbeing of the nation – from mental health to preventable diseases, environmental health, violence and health equality.

eHealth Centers Improve the Rural Healthcare Crisis in India

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Inadequate infrastructure, physician shortages, limited financing options, and untrained practitioners. These are some of the ailments blighting India’s healthcare system, where the demand for affordable access to health services is growing alongside an exploding population. Nearly 600 million people in India, mostly in rural areas, have little or no access to healthcare as 75% of the nation’s healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in urban areas where just one-quarter of the population lives.

Pfizer Foundation Continues Support of Local Organizations through 2018 Global Health Innovation Grants

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At Pfizer, we believe that all individuals deserve access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to lead healthy lives. As part of its efforts to support sustainable solutions to improving access to quality healthcare around the world, the Pfizer Foundation provides grant funding and technical support to health-focused entrepreneurs and social enterprises through the Global Health Innovation Grants (GHIG) program.

The New Role of the 21st Century Architect and Designer: Health Professional

by Drs. Stephanie Timm and Whitney Austin Gray
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Almost half of all U.S. adults suffer from one or more chronic health condition that has the potential to be prevented through changes in behavior and environment.1

Architects affect health

Using the Power of Partnerships to Support Global Goal 5: Gender Equality

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At Pfizer, we are proud to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 5: Gender Equality. Equality across genders is fundamental to advancing all 17 of the SDGs, which in turn is connected to advancing global health.

This year and every year, Pfizer harnesses the power of partnerships with various organizations to help empower and mobilize women in need. 

Moving from Reactive to Proactive Healthcare in Rwanda

Data-driven decisions make a difference for CARITAS Rwanda
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Think globally; act locally. This is the mentality CARITAS Rwanda embraces to achieve its mission.

Merck Commemorates 60th Anniversary of Medical Outreach Program with $300,000 Grant

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Merck, known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada, announced today that it is offering $300,000 in grants to the non-governmental organization (NGO) partners in the Merck Medical Outreach Program (MMOP) in commemoration of the program’s 60th anniversary. Organizations eligible to apply for funding, up to $60,000 per NGO, are the MMOP’s long standing program partners: Americares, the Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct Relief, MAP International and Project HOPE. These grants will support the partners’ operations, strengthen capacity building, and improve their supply chain efforts.

Transforming Health Through Technology

IBM’s Corporate Service Corps collaborates to solve China’s emerging healthcare challenges
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The healthcare system in China is undergoing major reforms to improve access and affordability for its 1.3 billion citizens. The country faces a rising and increasingly unmet healthcare demand due to an aging population, an expanding middle class, growing urbanization, an emerging prevalence of lifestyle diseases, and progress towards universal healthcare insurance coverage.

Evolving WELL™

Taking the WELL Building Standard™ to the next level
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NEW YORK, April 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Eight global roundtables attended by more than 350 organizations. Hundreds of alternative adherence paths (AAPs) that open up new strategies and pathways for projects, along with 195 equivalency submissions that support WELL’s global adoption. 632 amendments in seven addenda updates that provided continuous improvements. Thousands of conversations with real estate leaders, architects, interior designers, sustainability consultants, academic researchers, health care practitioners, and human resource professionals from all over the world.

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