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Merck Announces Second Cohort of Safer Childbirth Cities Organizations Committed to Improving Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Preventable Maternal Deaths in the US

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KENILWORTH, N.J.- Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today its funding support of a second cohort of nine city-based projects across the country — expanding its Safer Childbirth Cities initiative to additional communities that have a high burden of maternal mortality and morbidity to help improve maternal health outcomes and reduce racial inequities in care.

Medtronic: Building Crisis-Resistant Healthcare Systems in a Post-COVID World

Chairman and CEO Geoff Martha champions innovation at The Davos Agenda 2021, sponsored by the World Economic Forum.
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On January 25, 2021, Medtronic Chairman and CEO Geoff Martha participated in a panel at the virtual Davos Agenda 2021, sponsored by the World Economic Forum.

Novartis Releases 2020 Novartis in Society Report to Share Progress on Key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Topics

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At Novartis, we work to build trust with society and deliver long-term value to our stakeholders by embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics into the core of our business strategy and operations. As a global company, we have a great responsibility and an even greater opportunity to lead the world in creating positive social change. We can help catalyze a global response to complex challenges, such as the current pandemic or climate change, by embracing societal impact as a core business objective.

Time to Bridge the Gap, Demand Diabetes Care Equity

Access to breakthrough tech remain out of reach for many who stand to benefit most. Something has to change.
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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

Oncor Consulting, Black & Veatch Expand the 'Passport' Program to Include COVID-19 Vaccine Management Protocols

Holistic suite of solutions to include rapid deployment vaccine facilities and digital data management
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Oncor Consulting – a consultancy owned and led by physicians – is expanding its alliance with Black & Veatch to add additional capabilities to its Passport digital health management solution, helping organizations seeking a holistic approach to coordinating COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration.

Keeping Mental Health in Mind During a Pandemic Winter

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As many parts of the country enter the season of shorter days and colder temperatures, it’s important for all of us to consider making a wellness plan to stay emotionally and physically healthy. Discover ways to help improve your wellness and mental health: https://bit.ly/36KT17X

Ashley's Story: ScottsMiracle-Gro's Holistic Approach to Associate Wellness

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Ashley knows how to juggle a hectic schedule. As a full-time senior analyst for ScottsMiracle-Gro and the mom of an active 5 year-old son, she’s used to being busy and feeling tired.

But after a long day, Ashley feels more tired than most. That’s because she struggles with Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder she’s dealt with since 2013. 

Children's Mental Health in the Time of COVID

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The pandemic has exacerbated depression and anxiety, especially among children. A new Child Mind Institute survey supported by Morgan Stanley shows the depth and breadth of the problem.

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The pandemic has exacerbated depression and anxiety, especially among children. A new Child Mind Institute survey supported by Morgan Stanley shows the depth and breadth of the problem.

International Medical Corps & FedEx Provide Surge Capacity for COVID19

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Since March, International Medical Corps has deployed 29 emergency medical field units across the US. Many of these units have been delivered to the sites thanks to FedEx. The units provide surge capacity to medical facilities overflowing with patients due to the pandemic in the US, ensuring they have critically needed space for triage and treatment of COVID-19 patients, or treatment of patients without the virus.

IWBI Launches Global Network of Advisors to Advance Health Equity Worldwide

Health Equity Advisory to further the goal of prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion
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NEW YORK, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute today announced the launch of its new IWBI Health Equity Advisory to help accelerate its vision for everyone to have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. The Advisory will work to identify, codify and scale strategies  that can be used by buildings, businesses and communities around the world to help achieve this vision.

The Advisory will be led by a global group of prestigious co-chairs representing diverse areas of expertise and perspectives, including:

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