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New Program Helps Families on Tight Budgets Afford Healthy Foods

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Complete Eats program allows SNAP participants to buy more fruits, vegetables

by: WA Governor’s Office
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Complete Eats program allows SNAP participants to buy more fruits, vegetables

Local Investments by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies and Foundations Advance Community Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s The Health of America Community Investment Report shows efforts to address social conditions that contribute to poor health
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CHICAGO, June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies and their foundations around the country increased their support for community programs that promote healthier behaviors and address social determinants of health – the social factors that can negatively impact health – such as homelessness and food insecurity, according to the ninth annual “The Health of America Community Investment Report.”

The Role of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Health Care-associated Infections

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Learn more about the role of Hand Hygiene in Reducing Health Care-Associated Infections (HAIs) including the role of dispenser placement in maximizing usage. Visit Tork | Better Business in HealthCare to learn more about the importance of dispenser placement.   

Learn more SCA: Hygiene Matters

Whole Planet Foundation Hosts 2nd Annual Virtual 10k Run Fundraiser

August 3rd - 7th run to fund microloans for entrepreneurs living in poverty.
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This summer, Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join an online community of runners to help fund opportunities for impoverished entrepreneurs in all over the world. A "Virtual" 10K Run happens on your time, anywhere you are between August 3-7. Run, skip, jump, or walk 10 kilometers any time between August 3-7 and be automatically entered to win prizes from 2017 10K Run sponsors.  Registration is open now.

FedEx Helps Make the Impossible Possible

Collaboration with International Medical Corps focuses on disaster preparedness
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THE FIRST RESPONDER

Rebecca Milner, International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps dreamt of the perfect solution to help injured disaster survivors — a portable, rapidly deployable, fully functional hospital. Rebecca Milner explains how FedEx helped to make the impossible possible.

Report Calls for Better Measurement of Access-to-Medicine Programs to Support the World’s Poorest

Pharmaceutical companies have long experience in measuring the impact of their business programs. The same should apply to their access-to-medicine efforts
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Richard Laing, from the Boston University (BU) School of Public Health and former World Health Organization official, says that many efforts to expand access to medicines fail to gather sufficient evidence on how effective they are. His team at BU recently issued a study highlighting these gaps, and emphasizing the need for companies to better document the impact of their programs.

Building a Better School Lunch

Cargill partners with school districts across America to expand menu options and boost nutrition
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by Marino Eccher

Start with scrambled eggs. Add a smorgasbord of potential fixings – diced peppers, onions, ham, crumbled sausage, shredded cheese – and a handful of sauces ranging from barbecue to soy. Spend 10 minutes mixing it all together and you might impress Charlie, an eighth grader at Indian Hills Junior High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Charlie has been selected to be the student culinary judge as his peers compete in their own version of the popular Food Network show “Chopped.”

Better Hearts Better Cities: Launching a Multisector Effort to Combat Hypertension in Low-income Urban Communities

Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
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By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.

Novartis Foundation and Partners Launch Initiative to Tackle Hypertension and Its Root Causes in Low-Income Urban Communities

Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
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  • Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
  • The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.

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