Health and Wellness CSR News

Smarter Lunchrooms Make Lunch Choices Child’s Play

Press Release

Cincinnati, OH, February 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In January 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture passed a series of regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious, which included requiring schools to increase whole grain offerings and making students select either a fruit or vegetable with their purchased lunch.  However, children cannot be forced to eat these healthier lunches.  In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers determined that small, inexpensive changes to school cafeterias influenced the choice and consump

Supercharging Supply Chains: How Local Orbit is Changing the Face of Local Food

Blog

Do you ever wonder why local food tends to cost more even though the distance it has to travel is so much less than the global industrial system? Erika Block of Local Orbit – a one-stop shop for ecommerce and business management tools designed specifically to serve the needs of local food systems – knows some of the answers. And she's doing what she can to change them.

No Jerks Allowed! The Case Against Workplace Bullying

Trends Report cites bullying as a major psychological health issue in the workplace -- much more so than you may think
Blog

For my entire career I have been working in a role that involves keeping people healthy – and most of those jobs have been in corporate wellness, either as a researcher or an actual director of employee health.

The mental and emotional health of employees is just as critical to me as their physical health. So believe me, when I hear of those being the target of a workplace bully, no one is more concerned than I am. Many people suffer anxiety, weight gain and disruption to the family at home.

In Tunisia, Optics Workshops Help Women Pursue Emerging Field

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Elsevier Foundation supports an optics summer school for young women scientists
Article

Over the past decade, optical technologies have become an indispensable part of daily life: fiber optics for telecoms, optical methods for medical imaging and cancer research, and optical parts in cars and computer screens are at the core of the world’s technical infrastructure.

Sponsorship and Community Investment Fees Increased Globally in 2012 According to SPONSORIUM Report

Education Receives Highest Percentage of Corporate Giving
Press Release

MONTREAL, February 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A sign of a potential economic rebound, average amount requested in sponsorship proposals increased in 2012 globally according to data from the latest SPONSORIUM Report.

Can Colorado be the Healthiest State?

By Patricia Gabow and Deirdre Connelly
Article

By Patricia Gabow and Deirdre Connelly
Guest Commentary Published in the Denver Post 

Healthy Denver

By Katie, GSK US Community Relations
Blog

Healthy Denver

By Katie, GlaxoSmithKline US Community Relations

Wide shot of the "Conversation on Community Health" event with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on February 6, 2013 in Denver.

What do bike paths, zip codes, and farmers markets, have to do with your own health? Everything, according to several participants in GSK's "Conversation on Community Health" in Denver held earlier this month.

HP's Cloud Technology + Partnership = Health Access in Rural India

Multimedia with summary

HP and partners use cloud-enabled healthcare infrastructure to deliver accessible health services to remote areas in India.

For more information about HP's health initiatives, please visit: www.hp.com/go/socialinnovationhealth.

Family Matters: GE Technology Helps Healthcare Providers in Africa

Article

The rural health clinic in Kimalamisale, Tanzania, sits at the end of a rutted sandy road some 160 miles from the nearest large town of Kisarawe. Although the brightly colored concrete structure serves thousands of villagers living in the surrounding savannah, it has no electricity and its main healthcare equipment includes a stethoscope, weighing scales, and a blood pressure machine.

Starting the Countdown to the American Cancer Society's 100th Birthday

Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D. is the national volunteer president of the American Cancer Society
Blog

In 100 days the American Cancer Society will mark its 100thbirthday. I’ve been fortunate to be involved with the American Cancer Society for more than four decades, and I’m especially pleased to serve as its volunteer president during this milestone year. It is my privilege to start counting down to our centennial by looking back at what has been achieved, and looking ahead to the time when we will finish the fight.

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