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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.

INFOGRAPHIC | Merck Foundation Launches Bridging the Gap in Diabetes Care

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The Merck Foundation has launched Bridging the Gap, a five-year initiative to help improve diabetes care and health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States.

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

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RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

The Diabetes Research Institute: Moving Groundbreaking Research From the Lab to Patients

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November is Diabetes Awareness month, and a time to elevate the dialogue about how this disease affects millions of people across the world. For those living with and managing the disease every day, a world free from the pain and suffering of diabetes is the ultimate dream.

While there are many organizations that raise awareness about diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is unique in its singular focus on a cure. Our dedication to curing diabetes now is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes.

Astellas USA Foundation Grant Supports Free Physicals During Special Olympics Illinois’ 19th Annual MedFest

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For those living with intellectual disabilities, subtle stigma and discrimination can compromise the quality of health care they receive. According to Special Olympics Illinois, 45 percent of Special Olympic athletes need new or different eyeglasses; 29 percent have failed hearing tests; and 24 percent have untreated tooth decay.

Whole Cities Foundation Awards 44 Community First Grants to Increase Healthy Food Access in Local Communities Across the U.S.

$220,000 invested in 40 cities spanning 26 states
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AUSTIN, Texas, November 13, 2017) – Today, Whole Cities Foundation, an independent nonprofit foundation established by Whole Foods Market, announced 44 new Community First Grant recipients. Now in its second year, the Community First Grant Program aims to support partnerships between Whole Foods Market Team Members and locally led, fresh food access projects.

International Well Building Institute Remains Committed to Performance, Because Human Health Demands It

IWBI Reaffirms Commitment to Promote Human Health and Wellness Through Better Buildings, Releases Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL
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NEW YORK, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today released its Manufacturer’s Guide to WELL™, a guide that aims to help manufacturers who produce sustainable building products and materials navigate the WELL Building Standard™. IWBI used the occasion to reiterate its intention to keep the global WELL Building Standard (WELL) focused on setting design and policy protocols and performance thresholds that buildings and communities should strive to achieve to improve the health of the people in those spaces.  

How to Avoid Scary Situations in Food Processing

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By Donna Schaffner 

The food manufacturing industry is subject to regulations and scrutiny that few other industries are: social pressure is ever-present, as news of infection or disease outbreak caused by food-borne pathogens strikes an uneasy nerve in consumers. Manufacturers can be subject to tremendous backlash if they do not take the proper steps to ensure their manufacturing facilities are appropriately equipped to prevent and mitigate the risk of food contamination.

Protecting the Future of Children Diagnosed With Cancer

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Each year, more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment.  Sadly, only three cancer medications have been specifically approved for children in the last 20 years. Even with these treatments, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children. Those that survive often face a future of serious side effects from treatments given at this delicate stage of their development.

Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada Announce Largest Federally Supported Multi-sector Investment in National School Food Program

More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition
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VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment in a national school food program. More than $3.1 million will be invested in children’s nutrition over the next three years. An investment of $1.03 million provided by Whole Kids Foundation served as a catalyst for additional NGO grants and earned matching funds from the Public Health Agency of Canada. 

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