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The Power of Companies to Influence Social Norms

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Companies are uniquely positioned to drive change around social norms by using their brand credibility, marketing expertise, reach, and access to key influencers, among other assets. Companies can create significant, lasting social change by shifting harmful social norms. But why should companies invest in changing social norms, and what are the practical steps to starting this process?

What are social norms?

Billionaire Bloomberg to Fund $5m Public Health Projects in 40 Cities Worldwide

Exclusive: Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity
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Originally posted on www.theguardian.com.

World Malaria Day

“Eddy the Ambassador”, Preventing Malaria Through an Awareness Cartoon
Summary: 
  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)
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  • 212 million malaria cases worldwide in 2015(1)
  • 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan African countries(1)
  • 1 child dies from malaria every 2 minutes in this region(1)

Creating a Blueprint for Eliminating Trachoma

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After more than six decades of fighting the spread of trachoma in Morocco, on November 14, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that the Moroccan government eliminated the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness as a public health problem.

Congress Should Reject Short-Sighted EPA Budget Cuts

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BOSTON, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Trump Administration announcement of proposed massive budget cuts for programs vital to addressing climate change and broader environmental protections at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is “deeply concerning and flies in the face of what the American people and U.S. investor and businesses communities alike are seeking,” said Ceres President Mindy Lubber.

Lubber, who served as the EPA Administrator for the New England Region in 2000, added:

CVS Health Takes Next Step in Five-Year Commitment to Deliver the First Tobacco-Free Generation

Announces $10 million in new and expanded partnerships and programs with the nation’s leading anti-tobacco organizations as part of Be The First initiative
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WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, today announced it will fund $10 million in new and expanded partnerships and programs to launch the second year of Be The First, the company’s five year, $50 million commitment to help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation. The partnerships and programs will roll out throughout 2017 and build upon the success of the first year in the areas of anti-smoking education, tobacco-control advocacy, and healthy behavior programming.

What Governments Can Do to Address Cancer

By Dr. Kelly Henning, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Health team
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Originally posted on Bloomberg Philanthropies

Message from Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health Program on World Cancer Day

Sodexo and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health Win Federal Grant to Study the Health of Front-Line Employees

The four-year grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will study the connection between the workplace and health outcomes
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ -  Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health announce a new four-year grant aimed at finding new approaches to address the many ways that the workplace can affect health and safety of front-line employees. The more than $2.7 million grant ,funded by the U.S.

Michael R. Bloomberg Commits $360 Million to Reduce Tobacco Use – Raising Total Giving on Tobacco Control Efforts to Nearly $1 Billion

New Funding Builds on 10 Years of Success with an Estimated 30 Million Lives Saved Against One of the World’s Leading Causes of Preventable Death
Summary: 

​Supported 59 Countries that Successfully Passed Tobacco Control Laws, Targeting Those with the Largest Numbers of Smokers Including China, India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh

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​Supported 59 Countries that Successfully Passed Tobacco Control Laws, Targeting Those with the Largest Numbers of Smokers Including China, India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh

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