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Imagine What Is Possible When We’re Giving Back Together

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“At VMware, we believe that each person has something unique to contribute. Thus, everyone can be a Citizen Philanthropist,” says Jessamine Chin, director of the VMware Foundation. “With those unique contributions, each person has the ability to effect positive change in the world.”

Policy Pursuits Take Two Amgen Scholars Beyond the Lab

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When Cameron Clarke was first assigned a policy brief as an Amgen Scholar at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016, it was the start of something big: a career in public health policy. In the year that followed, he would use the policy brief writing skills again and again as an intern on Capitol Hill, and then with several local government organizations on issues ranging from opioid addiction and minority health inequities to environmental policy.

Sunday Conversation with Teryn Buster

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For Teryn Buster, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started well before the holiday. In early November, Columbus-based insurer Aflac flew the 10-year-old, her mom and grandmother to New York City for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Macy’s Parade Studio and VIP access to “Balloonfest” to see up close the newest balloonicles (self-powered balloon vehicles). “We looked like tiny little ants standing next to them,” said Teryn, who is from Lithonia. Her favorite, of course, was the Aflac Duck, decked in a blue hat and scarf and holding a heart to his chest.

Early Bird Pricing for Living Future 18

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Celebrate 12 years of innovation with the International Living Future Institute at Living Future 2018 in Portland, Oregon from May 1-4. Register before December 6, 11:59 PM PST, and take $100 off your ticket for this year’s 3-day conference highlighting Authenticity + Action.

Recognizing Who Puts the ‘Care’ in Healthcare

By: Aster Angagaw CEO, Specialty & Canada Healthcare, Sodexo North America
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Healthcare is a hot topic – who gets it, who pays for it, who insures it. Oftentimes, though, there’s something lost in the discussion and that’s who provides our healthcare. Specifically, who are the people employed to care for others and what are the challenges they face?

In some ways, these questions, and their answers, are the most fundamental to hospital and patient outcomes.  It’s these doctors, nurses, administrators and support staff who are key to the quality of our entire healthcare system.

The Dapivirine Ring: The Next Frontier in HIV Prevention

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While we have made tremendous strides against HIV over the past several decades, one challenge has remained persistently unaddressed—the ability of women to protect themselves, and others, against HIV.

For too long, the decision to use prevention has been controlled by men, either directly or indirectly through their ability to withhold agreement to condom use even if a female partner requests it. To expect that we can control HIV without options for women, who account for 52 percent of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa, is to expect the impossible.   

Dryver Partners With Korbel California Champagne to Provide 2,018 Free Designated Drivers During the Holiday Season

The professional driving services provider is giving away drivers nationwide during December to promote safe rides for the holidays
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Dryver, the nation’s largest personal driver service for both individuals and businesses, today announced its partnership with Korbel California Champagne to help everyone have a safe holiday season by offering 2,018 free designated drivers during the month of December.

15 Whole Kids Foundation® Supplier Partners Contribute Over $950K to Kids’ Nutrition and Health

Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raises more than $3.5M
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AUSTIN, Texas, December 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced the 2017 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign raised $3,542,448, with 15 supplier partners investing more than $950,000 to support children’s nutrition and health.

Merck for Mothers Proudly Announces Partnership with USAID to Launch the World’s First Healthcare Development Impact Bond

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The Utkrisht Impact Bond – so named for the Hindi expression for ‘Excellence’ – is the world’s first health impact bond. It was developed by partners including USAID, Merck for Mothers, the UBS Optimus Foundation, PSI, Palladium, and HLFPPT.

Creating the Mentally Healthy Workplace

by Kristen Coco
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For those of us working in the 21st century, we’ve experienced technologies, innovation and efficiencies in our personal lives and across the global marketplace that were unthinkable just a few decades ago.

Yet we’re also learning that the frenetic pace and increased demands faced by employees in the modern workplace are helping to drive an epidemic of inadequate or poor quality sleep, physical inactivity and reduced social cohesion within our communities – in turn contributing to critical mental health issues for society to grapple with, such as stress, anxiety and depression.

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