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Biogen, Americares and Harvard Chan C-CHANGE Help Community Health Clinics Address Climate Risks

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Biogen, Americares, and the Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have teamed up to help community health clinics in the United States mitigate climate risks.

Alkermes Announces 2021 Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program to Support Innovative Programs Focused on People Affected by Addiction, Serious Mental Illness or Cancer

Competitive Grants Program Application Period to Begin on May 20, 2021
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DUBLIN, May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that the company will begin accepting applications for its Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program beginning on May 20, 2021. Now in its fifth year, this competitive grants program will provide up to a total of $500,000 in grants to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to address the needs of people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer.

Medtronic and Medtronic Foundation Partner to Address COVID-19 Surges With Focus on Equity

New Support Aims to Reach 10M People in India, Brazil, the U.S., and Other Global Regions
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DUBLIN and MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2021  /3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) and the Medtronic Foundation announced an additional $3M USD for COVID-19 relief efforts – a combination of financial resources, personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, and Medtronic employee engagement – focused on underserved areas of India, Brazil, the United States, and other global regions. This latest COVID-19 response expands Medtronic and Medtronic Foundation’s COVID-19 support to $56M USD.

How Ag Innovation Supports the Global Food System

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Consumers have a number of choices when it comes to what they eat. South American quinoa, Spanish olives, English cucumbers, French wines, North African couscous, California berries, Asian curries, and so much more. But we don’t often stop to think about how (or why) this is all possible. 
 

Mastercard Commits $25 Million+ to Ensure Equitable Access to Vaccines Across the Globe, Partnering With Global Citizens VAX LIVE Campaign

Mastercard will also match donations made during the 'VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World' through May 16 up to $4 million; Citi Mastercard donations made through May 16 will be double matched up to $1 million
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COVID-19 has taken its toll in every region, every country and every community. The accessibility of vaccines and therapeutics are not ubiquitous across the globe, leaving vulnerable populations disadvantaged. Mastercard today announced a commitment of $25 million to help secure equitable access to and distribution of vaccines across the world.  

Today’s philanthropic commitment builds on the Mastercard’s support of the global health response to the pandemic through technology, data resources, philanthropic grants, fundraising as well as people to drive an inclusive recovery. 

The #UNSTOPPABLE: Our journey with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

By, Faiza Lahlou, Vice President Communications & Sustainability at Procter & Gamble
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For the past few weeks there has been a wind of hope blowing across Europe. Vaccination programs are being rolled out, streets are reopening, and life is slowly resuming to ‘normal’. Whilst this is a breath of fresh air for many, we cannot forget the impact the pandemic has had on human lives, on the economy and on society as a whole.

The role of community has been vital to managing the effects of the pandemic and, as we all evaluate what we’ve personally experienced, we must also take a moment to consider how we can continue to support those most in need. 

Enabling Covid Recovery and Encouraging Vaccinations for All

How We Are Leading with Love Through More Acts of Good
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As COVID-19 continues to challenge many parts of the world, Procter & Gamble remains focused on three priorities: protecting our people, serving consumers, and supporting communities. While some people are sensing a return to normalcy on the horizon, many others are still facing the devastating health and economic effects of the pandemic.

Lacing Up for Health After Beating COVID-19: Paulo's Story

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Last month, Paulo Santos put on his running shoes and hit the road. But this wasn’t a normal, everyday run. Instead, he ran 20 miles from Freehold Township to Neptune Township in New Jersey.

Paulo had made the journey before, but not on foot. A little more than a year earlier, in March 2020, Paulo, who’d contracted COVID-19, was rushed in an ambulance from one hospital to the other to obtain access to an experimental treatment through a clinical study.

Paulo contracted COVID-19 fairly early, before much of the United States issued its shelter-in-place orders.

Empowering Educators to Transform Into Trauma-Informed Schools

Author: Stephanie A. Powell, a School Library Media Specialist at Green Level High School in the Wake County Public School System of North Carolina
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Today’s educators have one of the hardest jobs in the world. On any given day, they are asked to serve not only as teachers, but as coaches, artists, translators, and a host of other roles, as well.

Medtronic Receives “World Changing Idea” Recognition

Fast Company awards seek out ingenuity, impact, and passion to solve world problems
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Unprecedented pandemic response. First-of-its-kind heart technology. And innovation in reducing certain heart surgery-related infections. All of these Medtronic healthcare innovations are among the 2021 World Changing Ideas recognized on May 4, 2021 by Fast Company.

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