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Team ScottsMiracle-Gro is Ready to Ride Through Central Ohio

ScottsMiracle-Gro associates are participating in Pelotonia’s 10th anniversary ride.
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ScottsMiracle-Gro has a long tradition of giving back to the community. Most often, this is done by associates volunteering for a variety of nonprofit organizations. One of our associate groups, however, is making a difference by bicycling.

Delivering Shared Value With Rapid Diagnostics

Abbott delivers shared value across Africa by finding unique ways to expand access to innovative rapid testing technologies.
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Despite health improvements made across Africa in recent years, significant health challenges remain for 1.2 billion people living across the continent. The region shoulders some of the world's heaviest infectious disease burdens: 90 percent of the world’s malaria cases and nearly 70 percent of the 36.7 million HIV cases worldwide. Adding further complication, healthcare access for those living in rural sub-Saharan Africa is limited.

How to Make Wellness Programs Work Better in the Workplace

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Businesses are investing heavily in sustainability, as it regards environmental and social concerns — but what about the sustainability of an organization’s most important asset, its people? Yes, there is the workplace wellness movement, often thought of as a human resources concern. However, if the movement is truly going to move the needle in terms of employee health, happiness and productivity, corporations will do well to elevate it to an organization-wide pursuit, and understand it as part of the big picture of sustainability.

A New Health Center is Under Construction Thanks to PNC Bank’s Innovative Community Development Banking

A new health center is under construction thanks to innovative community development banking.
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Every day, dozens and dozens of patients, from parents with newborns to the elderly, visit Unity Health Care’s East of the River Health Center for medical care. For many people in that Northeast Washington, D.C. community, this may be the only place they go to see a doctor. Unity doesn’t turn away anyone who seeks care, no matter their circumstances. 

Merck Foundation and Marshall Health Announce New Initiative to Address Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

Merck Foundation Pledges $2 Million as First Private-Sector Partner
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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) is supporting a new initiative with Marshall Health to launch the Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care (the System) to address areas hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

Pfizer’s Puerto Rico Colleagues Resume Supporting Trachoma Elimination Efforts After Hurricane Maria

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Antibiotics are a key component in the global effort to eliminate trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness. One of several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified for elimination, trachoma is a preventable disease, and one that affects those living in communities with limited access to healthcare, clean water and sanitation.

Three New Seasons of MTV Shuga to Promote Sexual Health in Africa

By Nicole Bitette
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The MTV drama series Shuga is hoping to help millions of young viewers protect themselves from HIV with three new seasons of the show airing across southern Africa and Francophone west Africa. Unitaid, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will contri

Yum! Brands Launches 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Outlining Its Recipe for Good

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
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KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals 

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlining efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.

Meet the 2018 Cisco GPS Challenge Grand Prize Winner: CareNX Innovations

by Mary de Wysocki
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When Shantanu Pathak’s pregnant sister-in-law couldn’t detect fetal movement in her third trimester, he realized expecting mothers needed a better way to listen for their baby’s heartbeats. In his home country of India — and in many developing countries around the world — access to personal and necessary care is limited to those who can afford it.

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