women's health

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERHealth

by Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR
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Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...

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National Breast Cancer Foundation Receives $50,000 Thanks to Cottonelle® and Sam’s Club

Press Release

DALLAS, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to announce that through its partnership with Kimberly-Clark, the makers of Cottonelle® bath tissue, and the generosity of the members at Sam’s Club, $50,000 was raised for the foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

HERproject at 10: Celebrating HERsuccess, Inspiring HERfuture

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By: Christine Svarer, HERproject Director, BSR

 

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day 2017—a good time to take stock of our collective progress toward gender equality. And such a moment of reflection is particularly relevant for HERproject this year, as we are hitting a big milestone: It’s our 10th birthday! On our anniversary, we’re taking a moment to think about what we have achieved and what we have left to do.

Quest Diagnostics Provides Free Cancer Screenings to Underserved Women in Texas

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Minority women have a greater incidence of both cervical and breast cancer than the general population.

In our quest to remove barriers to healthcare access among the country’s most vulnerable populations, a volunteer team of Quest pathologists and clinicians traveled to Irving, Texas in December to provide free, potentially life-saving diagnoses to at-risk uninsured and/or underinsured women.

Could Cervical Cancer Be the Next Polio?

Innovations in Diagnostics, Treatment, and Monitoring Could Eradicate Cervical Cancer
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Augustina Mejiasamata, a 34-year- old Quechua woman who lives in an Andes mountain village two hours outside of Cusco, Peru, had already waited in line for almost an hour to receive her free Pap smear and breast exam.

“Por qué vino Ud. a la clinica hoy?” Why did you come to the clinic today? I asked.

Community Health Charities Urges Women to Make Their Health a Priority this Month

Press Release

Washington, D.C., October 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is generally a time many reflect on women’s health, Community Health Charities is providing resources women need to protect their health from the nation’s most trusted health charities.

The Logistics of Staying Alive

We can’t improve a woman’s standard of living if we can’t improve a woman’s chance of living.
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Romaine Seguin | UPS
 

The following is based on remarks made at the Global Summit of Women, a gathering of policymakers, business leaders and entrepreneurs in Sao Paulo focused on improving women’s roles in corporate management and the economy.

The only way women are going to advance in the global economy is by having income, which means work.

Aramark and the American Cancer Society Help Congreso Address Critical Women's Health Issues in Philadelphia

Por Nosotras program provides community outreach on the importance of breast and cervical screenings
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Congreso today announced that it will increase breast and cervical cancer screening rates for women in high-need communities in Philadelphia through a $50,000 contribution from Aramark and the American Cancer Society. The funds will be used to conduct community outreach on the importance of breast and cervical screenings in the Congreso service area, where women have lower rates of screenings than elsewhere in the city.

Changing Women's Lives through Fistula Repair Surgery

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In developing areas of the world with little access to healthcare, complications during childbirth can have lasting effects. For many women, obstructed or prolonged labor can lead not only to the tragic loss of a child, but also to health complications such as obstetric fistula.

JK Group Goes Red to Raise Lifesaving Funds for Women’s Heart Health

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Philanthropy and corporate giving are at the heart of what we do (pardon the pun). So as you can imagine, nothing gets JK Group’s tickers pumping more than a chance to give back! Recently, we had the opportunity to show a little love for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. The campaign’s goal is to spread the word about the life saving importance of healthy choices in order to combat heart disease, the number one killer of women.

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