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Volunteering Is “Me Time”

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When your schedule is crammed full of work obligations and caregiving for family members, how do you squeeze in some much-needed “me time?”

If you take the advice of Domenica Robinson, Humana’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year, you’d find a volunteer activity that makes you feel happy and connected to your local community.

“Giving back to my community gives me ‘me time.’ It’s what I do for myself to feel good while also giving back to my community,” Domenica said. “I truly enjoy volunteering and giving people a little sunshine in their day – it makes me feel so good.”

Abbott Partners with Nonprofits to Provide Disaster Relief - Before the Storm

After a hurricane, every second counts. That's why Abbott is helping community food banks and clinics prepare proactively.
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It’s not enough to be reactive when hurricanes strike— for hurricane season, the best defense is a good offense. Advance preparation ensures that aid can be delivered more quickly, ultimately saving more lives.

Extending Antibiotic Donations to Eliminate Trachoma

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Pfizer has long been a partner in the global effort to eliminate trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, through its donation of an oral antibiotic that can help treat and prevent the debilitating disease. Now, Pfizer has announced that it will extend its donation of the antibiotic through 2025, building on the company’s 20-year support of a partnership to eliminate this disease.

Supporting the Wellbeing of Local Communities through Legal CARES Day

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On May 22, Astellas marked the inaugural Legal Community Advocacy, Representation and Service (CARES) Day, where employees from the Legal and Intellectual Property (IP) department around the world dedicated a day to volunteering in the communities where they live and work.

This activity complements the company’s Changing Tomrrow Day, Astellas’ global day of service. The Legal CARES initiative began in January 2017, offering Astellas Legal employees the opportunity to provide charitable service work and pro bono legal services to those who need it most.

Avoiding High-Risk Ingredients Essential for Non-GMO Food Manufacturers: Webinar

SCS helps companies navigate these risks and other potential pitfalls
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With consumer demand for non-GMO foods on the rise, food companies are increasingly making the decision to formulate their products to earn Non-GMO Project Verified distinction (see VIDEO). However, as many food companies have discovered, steering clear of GMOs can be tricky, given the pervasive degree to which genetically modified commodities and their derivatives have penetrated the world market.  The Non-GMO Project identifies well-known products such as corn, soy and alfalfa as high-ri

Twitter Chat With Aetna: #HealthierWorld, Thursday, 6/7 Noon ET/ 9am PT

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Join Aetna, The American Public Health Association, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Mercy Maricopa, 3BL Media and Triple Pundit, as we discuss what it will take to ensure a #HealthierWorld! Thursday, June 7, Noon ET/9am PT/5pm BT

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Join Aetna, The American Public Health Association, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Mercy Maricopa, 3BL Media and Triple Pundit, as we discuss what it will take to ensure a #HealthierWorld! Thursday, June 7, Noon ET/9am PT/5pm BT

Bechtel Podcast | Jim Nolan on Construction Management and Innovation

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“We need to focus on training, we need to focus on safety, we need to focus on everything you can imagine to be able to even function. It’s a journey in culture really, and I like to start with safety,” stated Bechtel’s Jim Nolan, president of equipment operations on the challenges of merging construction management and innovation.

In a LITES podcast interview, Jim discusses what Bechtel is doing with technology and data to help our customers achieve their goals, and improve the E&C industry.  

Merck for Mothers Publishes “Evidence for Impact” 2018 Research Compendium

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At Merck for Mothers, we believe that actionable research is essential for taking on maternal mortality. On behalf of our team and many partners, we are pleased to share Evidence for Impact, our first Research Compendium. The publications included in this compendium advance our collective understanding of the problem of maternal mortality, inform the design and implementation of programs aiming to improve women’s health, and strengthen the global health community of practice to save women’s lives.

Merck for Mothers May 2018 Newsletter | Leadership News, Evidence for Impact and More

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MERCK FOR MOTHERS LEADERSHIP NEWS

Merck for Mothers lead Dr. Naveen Rao has announced his intent to retire on July 1. Dr. Rao has led Merck for Mothers since its inception, and was responsible for leveraging Merck's scientific and business expertise to accelerate the program's progress. Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, currently the executive director, will succeed Dr. Rao.

Click here to learn more.

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We Are All ‘Still In’ This Together

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One year ago, leaders from all over the U.S. — representing businesses, investors, colleges, universities, towns, cities, and states throughout America — joined together to declare “We Are Still In” the global Paris Agreement, promising to world leaders that America will fulfill its global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the damaging effects of climate change.

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