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No Shame, No Stigma: Ending the Mental Health Taboo

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The following is an excerpt from Cisco’s 2019 CSR Report. To find out more, read the full CSR report.

We want everyone to know that it’s okay to not be okay. Cisco is changing the conversation about mental health issues within our company.

Medtronic Employee Holiday Program Showcases Inspiring Patients

Each year, patients from around the world travel to Minnesota to share their stories about how medical technology has improved their lives.
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Chris Marion was waterskiing with friends in 2017 when choppy water caused him to fall, his head getting stuck in the handle of the rope. The force of the fall caused his skull to become separated from his spine, an injury more commonly known as an internal decapitation.

At the time, Marion didn’t realize just how seriously he’d been injured. But as a veteran firefighter and paramedic, he knew it wasn’t good.

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Shared Solutions Unlock Economic Prosperity for Communities

Shared digital platforms are providing underserved communities access to essential services and opening up pathways toward prosperity
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Today, 3.4 billion people, almost half the world’s population, still struggle to meet basic needs such as access to food and life-saving healthcare. Often, the lack of a formal and consistent identity creates barriers to receiving fundamental services such as:

Public- and Private-Sector Partnerships are Key to Ending the HIV Epidemic

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Nearly a year ago, President Trump announced an aspirational goal in his State of the Union address: to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75% within five years, and by at least 90% within 10 years. This goal is certainly ambitious – but it is not unreachable.

Chicago Barbershops are Improving Access to Cancer Screening

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In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing Chicago barbers like Curtis Eskridge who, in partnership with The University of Illinois Cancer Center, a BMS Foundation grantee, promote cancer awareness and screenings for vulnerable populations by volunteering their shops as drop-off locations for patrons to submit colorectal cancer screening tests.

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Creating Safer Childbirth Cities: Leaning Into Our Values of Diversity and Inclusion

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To help reduce maternal deaths and narrow disparities in the U.S., Merck for Mothers – Merck’s $500 million global health initiative – launched Safer Childbirth Cities. Through Safer Childbirth Cities, Merck for Mothers is providing funding support for projects in 10 cities across the country. The company recognized that if they did not put health equity at the front and center of their efforts in the U.S., they would not be able to help reverse the current maternal health trends.

International Paper Addresses Period Poverty in Video Submitted to Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 7, 2020, /3BL Media/ – International Paper’s new video “Fighting Period Poverty in Our Own Backyards” has been entered in the 2020 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.

On World Cancer Day, a Call for United Action in Africa

by Dr. Isaac Adewole
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Cancer is a worldwide problem. But in Africa, the disease poses a particularly complex set of challenges. 

Many Africans consider cancer a death sentence and so don’t seek treatment for symptoms. Or they know they don’t have the money or adequate insurance coverage to pay for expensive care. Even those who do seek help may visit three or four doctors, who typically aren’t cancer specialists, before receiving an accurate diagnosis. These delays can be lethal.

Qualcomm, Through Its Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ Initiative, and Operation ASHA Collaborate on a Mobile, Video-based E-counseling Application to Improve Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes

The app features video solutions to help Community Health Workers educate themselves and counsel patients with tuberculosis.
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DELHI, India - February 3, 2020 - /3BL Media/ - Qualcomm, through the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ Initiative, and Operation ASHA (OpASHA) announced their collaboration on the development of a mobile-enabled e-Counseling application to help Community Health Workers (CHWs) in India improve tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes.

Renewing Efforts to Educate New Communities in the Fight Against HIV

By Douglas Brooks, Executive Director, Community Engagement at Gilead
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Every now and then, I allow myself to revisit a time when I feared hearing the phone ring. That such an ordinary occurrence could induce deep emotion reflected the environment in which many of us resided. Knowing that the call could easily be the news of another friend having died or having been rushed to the hospital sometimes froze me in place.

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