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Astellas Global Health Foundation Launches

Foundation to Support Improving Access to Health for Underserved Populations
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Novartis Rises to Second Place in 2018 Access to Medicine Index

Report highlights newly launched Novartis Access Principles to systematically integrate access strategies in research, development and delivery of new medicines
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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

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Novartis ranked second in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index (ATMi), up from 3rd place in 2016, in recognition of its long-standing efforts to improve worldwide access to healthcare. Novartis remained the industry leader in access-to-medicine management, and its newly launched Access Principles – which aim to systematically integrate access strategies in how the company researches, develops and delivers medicines globally – have been highlighted as an innovative practice. The Novartis CEO and members of the Executive Committee now also have access objectives as part of their individual objectives.

Cisco VIDEO | The Bridge to Possible Campaign: Building Bridges Between Imagination and Reality

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Between what is hoped for and what can be, there’s a bridge. We’re committed to making what is imagined, real. Cisco. The Bridge to Possible. To learn more, visit http://cs.co/nr1112b.

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The Bridge Between Hope and Possibility

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Cisco was founded on the possibilities of a single connection between two people. Over thirty years later, that one connection has multiplied to billions, two founders have grown to 75,000 employees, and the world is filled with an unprecedented complexity and opportunity. What remains unchanged is our belief in the power of connections to achieve what’s possible – for our customers, partners, employees, and the world.

'All in for Florida' Program Works to Intervene in Emergency Rooms in Opioid Overdose Cases

by Laura K. Wise
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The opioid crisis is one of the most serious threats to public health in America since the crack/cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, there were 2,252 deaths associated with cocaine in 1988, while the CDC has estimated that around 66 percent of the more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid.

Hurricane Michael Highlighted the Growing Diversity of Corporate Responses to Natural Disasters

By Carol Cone, CEO of Carol Cone ON PURPOSE
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Arriving on the heels of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael proved again that companies are making significant commitments to relief and recovery efforts in the wake of natural disasters. Our round-up of Hurricane Florence corporate response efforts covered some innovative ways that companies are reacting to disasters.

FCA US Offers Employees, Families Personalized Support and a Digital Tool to Better Manage Critical Gaps in Diabetes Care

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  • Pilot program features a digital glucometer with real-time alerts and connections to health care professionals
  • Program provided at no charge to salaried employees, retirees and covered dependents
  • Represents latest innovation by award-winning employee health and wellness team
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  • Pilot program features a digital glucometer with real-time alerts and connections to health care professionals
  • Program provided at no charge to salaried employees, retirees and covered dependents
  • Represents latest innovation by award-winning employee health and wellness team

MetLife Foundation and Verb Announce Winner of Financial Innovation Competition

Onward Financial receives $100,000 grant to expand full-service employee financial wellness program
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NEW YORK, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Verb announced Onward Financial as the first place winner of the Inclusion Plus competition in the United States. The competition was open to entrepreneurs, non-profits and other social impact organizations focused on addressing the financial health needs of low- to moderate-income Americans. Standing out among more than 150 entries, Onward Financial received a $100,000 grant from MetLife Foundation.

Aflac’s Newest Cancer Policy Helps Families Focus on Recovery, Not Cost

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Did you know that Aflac’s newest cancer policy provides coverage for dependent children at no additional charge?

Peñasquito Inaugurates the Most Modern Rural Medical Unit in Mexico

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With the donation of one hectare of communal land by the community, Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine recently constructed and opened the Rural Medical Centre, which will benefit more than 2,300 members of the community of Cedros and Mazapil, in the state of Zacatecas, one of the largest municipalities in Mexico.

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