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A Decade of Caring: FCA Us Recognized for Improving the Health and Overall Well-being of Employees and Families for 10th Consecutive Year

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  • FCA US among 49 major U.S. employers that received the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award from the National Business Group on Health
  • 10th consecutive year the Company has earned this important benchmark
  • Eighth year FCA US is the only automaker to earn an award
  • Award underscores Company’s commitment to promoting a culture of health for employees and their families
  • Company’s commitment amplified in 2018 with dedication of a physician-led, primary care clinic that exclusively serves more than 22,000 employees and family members in Indiana, the first of its kind established by a domestic automaker
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  • FCA US among 49 major U.S. employers that received the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award from the National Business Group on Health
  • 10th consecutive year the Company has earned this important benchmark
  • Eighth year FCA US is the only automaker to earn an award
  • Award underscores Company’s commitment to promoting a culture of health for employees and their families
  • Company’s commitment amplified in 2018 with dedication of a physician-led, primary care clinic that exclusively serves more than 22,000 employees and family members in Indiana, the first of its kind established by a domestic automaker

IWBI Announces First WELL Portfolio Participants

New pathway helps streamline and scale health and wellness upgrades across portfolios
Press Release

NEW YORK, September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  – The International WELL Building InstituteTM  (IWBITM ) has announced the first participants in WELL PortfolioTM , a new streamlined pathway for WELL CertificationTM   for multiple new or existing buildings and tenant spaces in a single portfolio.

GARDP and Novartis Announce Partnership to Reduce Child Deaths From Drug-resistant Infections

Summary: 
  • Agreement focuses on further enhancing generic antibiotics and increasing access for children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
  • Development will target heat-stable, pediatric formulations such as dispersible tablets against bacterial infections – a leading cause of death in under-fives
  • Partnership will leverage knowledge and share expertise between Sandoz, the Novartis generics division, and GARDP
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  • Agreement focuses on further enhancing generic antibiotics and increasing access for children in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
  • Development will target heat-stable, pediatric formulations such as dispersible tablets against bacterial infections – a leading cause of death in under-fives
  • Partnership will leverage knowledge and share expertise between Sandoz, the Novartis generics division, and GARDP

Big Impact in Bio: Innovating to Save Lives

Blog

In this video, Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on how to innovate in biotechnology in order to improve and save people’s lives.

Wellness 2.0: How Albertsons, CVS And Eileen Fisher Are Ushering In The Next Phase Of Health-Focused Retailing

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Albertsons: Dietitian-Led Workshops In The Grocery Aisles

Albertsons, which operates its namesake groceries and supermarkets under 20 banners such as Safeway and Vons, is steering the business so that its stores are an authentic extension of its pharmacy arm to become a “true health-and-wellness destination for the communities we serve,” Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy health and wellness, told PSFK.

Novartis Announces Five Grant Recipients of Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (Xova) for Nonprofit Sustainable Eye Health Initiatives

Summary: 
  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions
Press Release
  • A panel of independent ophthalmologists and optometrists selected five winners out of more than 100 entries from 34 countries
     
  • The 2018 grants support initiatives ranging from training teachers for vision screening in schools to launching eye care-specific training modules in Ethiopia, India, Micronesia, Sudan and Zimbabwe
     
  • Novartis has been running this program for the last 8 years; submissions for the ninth annual XOVA are now open to eye care professionals and institutions

How Republic Services is Fighting Food Waste – and Hunger

Blog

Most people know Republic Services for the big blue trucks that collect trash throughout their neighborhood. But we don’t just deliver garbage to the local landfill, we also work to keep some things out – such as perfectly edible food.

Supermarkets and restaurants often are left with food that’s beyond the “sell by” date but is still safe for consumption. At the same time, hunger is at epidemic proportions in the U.S., affecting one in six Americans. 

So our team got to thinking . . . how could we help get that extra food to those in need? 

Astellas Oncology Announces C3 Prize® Celebrity Partnership and Category Winners

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Bill and Giuliana Rancic to Lend Expertise, Passion and Personal Cancer Experience to Inspire Fellow Entrepreneurs C3 Prize Category Winners will compete for the Grand Prize during a live event at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress on October 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Press Release

Bill and Giuliana Rancic to Lend Expertise, Passion and Personal Cancer Experience to Inspire Fellow Entrepreneurs C3 Prize Category Winners will compete for the Grand Prize during a live event at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress on October 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Why Everyone Should Care About Census 2020

by Jan Lee
Article

“Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only “four hundred” people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen – the census taker….” — O. Henry (1910)

Much has changed since the 1910 census when American author O. Henry penned those famous lines, but many misconceptions around the value of the U.S. census remain.

Book Excerpt: Waging Justice

A doctor’s journey to speak truth and be bold
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From the devastating wildfires racing through northern California to the hurricanes that slammed into Puerto Rico and Texas to daily challenges to democracy, we are constantly reminded we are living in a time of major environmental, social, and geopolitical upheaval.

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