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How a Cross-Sector Coalition is Reducing Childhood Asthma in Texas

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Dallas Children’s Medical Center, a 100-year-old nonprofit hospital serving North Texas, identified the need to reduce disparities in childhood asthma outcomes across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic boundaries. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for children living in Dallas and was the top cause for admission to the Children’s Health emergency department in 2013.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Eating Healthier at Work

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Do you feel sluggish or tired at work? Taking simple steps throughout the day to make healthier food choices can boost your mood and productivity.

How Funders Can Support Immigrant Communities in Today’s Environment

A Conversation with Farmworker Justice and Vista Community Clinic
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In the months since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the well-being of immigrant populations is a growing concern for city and state governments, civil society organizations, and private foundations. In February, over 200 foundation leaders signed a statement condemning the immigration restrictions put in place by the new administration. Organizations like the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr.

Experts from Aramark and the American Heart Association Share Their Sizzling Secrets for Healthy Summer Grilling

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Experts from Aramark and the American Heart Association Share Their Sizzling Secrets for Healthy Summer Grilling

PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2017 /3BL Media/– Summer is officially here, which means firing up the grill and enjoying the fresh flavors of the season with family and friends.

Watch National Geographic’s Coal Industry Documentary for Free Until July 3

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From June 26 until July 3, audiences can watch From the AshesNational Geographic’s new feature documentary about the coal industry, for free on YouTube

Michael Bloomberg: Automakers, Developing Nations Must Commit to Auto Safety

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American automobile manufacturers have made enormous progress in recent decades to ensure that the cars we drive here in the U.S. are safer. American consumers now take airbags and anti-collision systems for granted when they buy a car, and the long-term trend is clear: Lives are being saved on our roads. And it’s a great time to celebrate those accomplishments this week at the 25th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles in Detroit. 

Bloomberg Philanthropies Hosts International Road Safety Experts in Mumbai to Discuss Initiatives to Prevent Traffic Deaths and Injuries

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Annual meeting convenes global network of cities and countries committed to improving road safety, furthers Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to combat injuries as WHO Global Ambassador

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Protecting the Environment and Growing the Economy Go Hand-in-Hand

The best way to help out-of-work coal miners is to invest in making them part of the clean-energy future.
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Originally posted on www.huffingtonpost.com.

San Francisco has reduced its carbon emissions by 28 percent since 1990, while growing its GDP by 79 percent. And it’s far from alone. Across the country, cities have been proving that protecting the environment and growing the economy go hand-in-hand.

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.

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