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Merck Veterans in the Spotlight on National Television Show

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Merck employees are in the spotlight on "Military Makeover: Operation Career" on Lifetime TV. The show, hosted by Montel Williams, captures the stories of veterans transitioning from the military back to civilian work life and the companies who employ them. 

HPI Principles Guide Our Safety Journey

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Domtar safety leaders first encountered the idea of human performance improvement (HPI) in 2013 at a Pulp & Paper Safety Association conference focusing on human behavior. HPI principles have driven our safety journey ever since, leading to a steady decline in workplace injuries between 2013 and 2017.

Merck Foundation Announces Grant to American Cancer Society to Improve Access to Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings

$1.99 Million Grant Supports Patient Navigation Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa
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KENILWORTH, N.J., May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) recently announced that the Foundation awarded a $1.99 million, five-year grant to ACS to improve support and access to care for people living with cancer in low-and-middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. This funding will help ACS further develop its capacity development approach to expanding patient navigation to countries with a growing burden of cancer.

Omaha Homeownership to Get $3.9 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants for eligible Douglas and Sarpy County homebuyers; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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OMAHA, Neb., May 22, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and Family Housing Advisory Services (FHAS), Inc., today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand for Omaha with a $3.9 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost local homeownership.

This Older Americans Month, Help Fight Senior Hunger

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Older Americans Month, which was originally called "Senior Citizens Month" and takes place in May each year, was designated in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens as a time to pay tribute to the contributions of past and current older persons to our country.

Preventing, Treating, and Surviving Melanoma - the Most Dangerous Type of Skin Cancer

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Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer. In addition to the skin, melanoma may also occur in mucous membranes – thin, moist layers of tissue that cover surfaces such as the lips – or in the eye. It is more likely to invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body than the more common forms of skin cancer. While melanoma represents just 5 percent of the skin cancer cases diagnosed in the United States each year, it results in the highest rate of deaths. 

TD Releases First Standalone Environmental, Social and Governance Performance Report

New Report Advances our Commitment to Helping People and Communities Thrive in a Changing World
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May 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ In a world of rapidly accelerating change and shifting customer expectations, TD believes that it is incumbent on organizations to reimagine responsible business practices to ensure they are helping to make a positive impact on the communities where they do business.

Smithfield Foods Showcases Continued Leadership and Transparency in New Sustainability Report, Launches Unique Tool for Today’s Conscious Consumer

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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/— Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report, highlighting key milestones and ongoing efforts to feed the world’s growing population in a responsible way. Smithfield’s robust sustainability program drives all aspects of its business, creating value in the following areas: animal care, environment, food safety and quality, helping communities, and people.

FCA Community: Volunteers Transform Michigan Neighborhood, One House at a Time

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There are more than 34,000 homeless people in Southeast Michigan.

To help end local homelessness, Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, Michigan, has weaved together supportive services, safe and affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization efforts to create “Little Grace Village.” Once a blighted neighborhood, this area is now a “community of hope” thanks in part to the hundreds of FCA volunteers who have donated thousands of hours over the course of five years to transform homes for people who are trying to transform their lives.

New Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Primary Healthcare in Vietnam

The Working Group for Primary Healthcare Transformation should complement the government’s efforts to strengthen primary healthcare to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Vietnam.
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HANOI, Vietnam, May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– A new public-private partnership, comprising the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, and three other founding members, i.e. World Economic Forum (WEF), Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and Novartis could transform primary healthcare in Vietnam. As announced by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, this innovative public-private partnership will help deliver on the Ministry of Health’s objectives the Vietnamese Ministry of Health by strengthening existing primary care demonstration projects in 30 provinces.

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