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Merck Foundation Launches Five-Year Initiative to Improve Diabetes Care for Vulnerable and Underserved U.S. Communities

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KENILWORTH, N.J., October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) has launched a five-year initiative: Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care (Bridging the Gap) to help improve diabetes care and health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States. 

Improving Maternal Health Through Evidence-Based Programs

The Big Questions with Dr. Amy Crockett
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Why are you so passionate about maternal health?
Birth is such a powerful transition. When a woman becomes a mother, it's such an important time in her life. By positively impacting that moment—improving her health and impacting outcomes for the baby—you can change the trajectory of both their lives and the family as a whole. Being a part of that is so exciting for me.

LA Kings Raise More Than $175,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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AEG’s LA Kings raised more than $175,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) at the team’s annual Golf Tournament at Pacific Palms Resort on October 2.

The golf tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for CHLA, was attended by all of the current LA Kings players, numerous alumni and the team’s hockey operations executives who participated in the 18-hole tournament along with more than 140 donors.

The Novartis Foundation launches Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities with the University of Basel and other partners

The Novartis Foundation and the University of Basel, together with other partners are pleased to announce the launch of Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities. The initiative aims to address poor health in disadvantaged schools in South Africa.
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The Novartis Foundation and the University of Basel, together with other partners are pleased to announce the launch of Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities. The initiative aims to address poor health in disadvantaged schools in South Africa and is the first Novartis Foundation program to include the education sector, bringing new opportunities for achieving impact.

Wellness at Whirlpool

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — When Cynthia Small was hired to work at Whirlpool Corp. as a nurse practitioner, the idea of having a health professional on-site was a relatively new idea for the appliance maker.

Six years later, Small is now one of eight HealthWorks team members who provide support for more than 4,000 employees at Whirlpool’s 12 Southwest Michigan locations.

Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital as Part of K’s for Kids With the Seattle Mariners

Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line gives back to the community with the Seattle Mariners
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October 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Holland America Line Vice President, Public Relations, Sally Andrews presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Seattle Mariners’ home game at Safeco Field. The company made the donation as part of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team and the K’s for Kids program that debuted during the 2014 baseball season.
 

Congratulations to the 2017 Best Health & Wellness Program Finalists!

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Congratulations to the Best Health & Wellness Program finalists!

The Best Health & Wellness Program Corporate Citizenship Award recognizes businesses that create programs and provide resources that increase quality health care access to communities and individuals who need it the most. Read on to learn more about the significant, positive impacts these businesses have had in communities, locally and globally.

Merck for Mothers Blog | FOR ALL MOTHERS: Bridging the Quality and Equity Gaps in Maternal Health Care

By Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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While we have seen global maternal deaths drop by 44% since 1990, women are still dying from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth – and not just in low and middle-income countries that lack resources. Even in high-income countries, there are women who face a much higher risk of death, or grave injury because they are poor, migrants, refugees, minorities or from indigenous populations.

Global Health Corporate Champions Have Openings Available for February Cohort

Employees from the Leading Corporations are Teaming up to Improve Health in Rwanda
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The third cohort for Global Health Corporate Champions (GHCC), an activity of USAID’s Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II, is filling up as corporate volunteers prepare to travel to Rwanda in February, aiming to make a difference in local organizations in order to improve community health. A few slots remain.

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