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Top 5 Takeaways from the Water #WELLography

by Nathan Stodola
Article

Before winter arrives and the lakes freeze over in the north, we’re excited to present the Water WELLography. So raise a glass and dive into the chapter about the important molecule that makes up 60% of you!

WELL Story: Air at Haworth Kerry Center, Shanghai

by Alex Przybyla, Sustainability Manager, Haworth
Blog

The air we breathe can have a profound effect on our health, wellness and productivity. Air pollution is a growing concern across the world, and as a result it is more important than ever to ensure that our indoor air quality is optimized to support human health.

Global Health Corporate Champions Announce Their Team for Rwanda Cohort

February 2018, Professionals from the Dow Chemical Company, WE Communications, and SAP will Team Up to Address Community Health Challenges in Rwanda
Press Release

WASHINGTON, December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC), an activity of USAID Global Health Fellows Program-II, will travel to Rwanda in February 2018.

DC Hearing: Weakening National Vehicle Standards Would Hurt Auto Industry

MPG rules need to stay strong for the sake of the economy and jobs
Press Release

December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, a 

Novartis Foundation Aims to Improve Cardiovascular Health as the Better Hearts Better Cities Initiative Gains Momentum Announcing New Partners and Confirming São Paulo as the Third City

Summary: 
  • Two new partners join the multisector initiative: the CDC Foundation and the American Heart Association.
  • São Paulo, Brazil has been selected as a third city for Better Hearts Better Cities, following Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Dakar, Senegal.
  • Better Hearts Better Cities has made significant progress in mobilizing a broad network of partners and rolling out the first wave of interventions to improve cardiovascular health
Less than a year since its launch, the Novartis Foundation urban initiative, Better Hearts Better Cities, has made significant progress in mobilizing a broad network of partners and developing a framework for action to improve cardiovascular health across
Press Release
  • Two new partners join the multisector initiative: the CDC Foundation and the American Heart Association.
  • São Paulo, Brazil has been selected as a third city for Better Hearts Better Cities, following Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Dakar, Senegal.
  • Better Hearts Better Cities has made significant progress in mobilizing a broad network of partners and rolling out the first wave of interventions to improve cardiovascular health

WELL@Home: Quick Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality

by Dusan Licina
Article

Think about how much time you plan to spend outdoors today. Research shows that we spend approximately 90% of our lifetime in enclosed spaces, and as much as 69% of that time is within the home.1 While cooking, cleaning or even comfortably resting on a sofa, we are exposed to millions of invisible air contaminants which can put us at risk for health problems. A recent global burden of disease study, published in The Lancet, demonstrated that household air pollution was rated as the third cause of ill health for the world’s population!2

Introducing WELL Coaching Contacts: Who We Are and How We Can Help You

by Madeleine Evans
Blog

Do you feel like you’re hitting a roadblock in a project or you’re struggling with a step in the certification process? Meet your WELL coaching contact. We’re proud to announce that all WELL projects will now be paired with a WELL coaching contact from a member of IWBI’s Technical Solutions team. Your WELL coaching contact will be your point person to help you, as the WELL AP, navigate the certification process smoothly, overcome challenges, brainstorm solutions and inspire effective implementation of WELL.

The Possibility Report: Healing Bodies and Environments with Technology

Article

The third theme in The Possibility Report series, HEAL looks into the innovative ways we can use technology to heal individual bodies as well as the planet as a whole.

Why We Should Bring Coral Reefs Online

A New Way to Approach and Experience Medical Care

Good Health for All People in Colombia

Colombian health innovator Bive joins Business Call to Action by providing low-income families with access to timely, high-quality and affordable healthcare
Article

Colombia-based social enterprise Bive Healthcare has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide more than 27,000 low-income clients with access to timely, high-quality and low-cost healthcare services. To achieve this, the company will scale up its inclusive health model to three new regions across Colombia by 2020.

Fresh Start Mobile Showers Provides Daily Showers for Las Vegas Homeless Population

Blog

Looking for a change, Jameel Milligan, age 36, moved from Philadelphia, where he worked in the chemical industry, to Las Vegas.  He was certain he’d have no problem finding a job at one of the many resorts.  

“I wanted to start over and I thought since there are so many different types of jobs at all the casinos, I’d have no problem finding something,” he said.  “I didn’t realize that you need various licenses and permits in order to do certain jobs within the casinos.  I came here with no plan, just on a whim.” 

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