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Chief Medical Officer of Maternal-Child Health Discusses Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal Care

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The mortality rate for expectant Black mothers in America is twice as high as white mothers, according to America’s Health Rankings data. This is one of the widest disparities in women’s health, according to the report, but there are many more.

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Enhancing Safety on Ann Arbor Streets With C-V2X

Qualcomm Technologies is supporting UMTRI with its Smart Intersection project to demonstrate improved automotive and pedestrian safety using C-V2X technology.
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The original testbed for validating improved safety with connected vehicles, UMTRI, is bringing Ann Arbor to the next level with the Smart Intersection project. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced a $9.9M award that will be matched by the project participants, including Qualcomm.  In this project UMTRI is deploying a network of more than 20 smart intersections throughout the city and a fleet of vehicles that communicate via Cellular-to-Everything (C-V2X) communications technology. 

The Future of Testing and Care: Broader Access

Abbott's Andrea Wainer discusses how access and affordability is transforming healthcare at Aspen Ideas: Health event.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is driving major shifts in healthcare and society. And looking ahead, challenges get even bigger, with countries around the world struggling with overwhelmed health systems, widening health gaps and the escalating burden of disease and healthcare costs.

It's clear that "business as usual" won't be enough. Innovative and urgent action is needed to deliver better health today, and in the years to come.

EarthX Environmental Justice – New Orleans

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By Lauren Zanolli 

New Orleans seems to hold more joy, and more sorrow, than its relatively small frame should allow. The city of 390,000 has an outsized place in the American heart and imagination. And if you’ve ever been there, it’s easy to understand why.

Reopening: It's All About the Execution

With Mike Wilson, U.S. Equities Research for Investors
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High expectations around reopening may already be substantially priced into markets, pointing to new risks around how the reopening actually plays out.

Each week, Mike Wilson offers his perspective on the forces shaping the markets and how to separate the signal from the noise. Listen to his most recent episode and check out those of his colleagues from across Morgan Stanley Research.

The Important Role of EHS&S Support for Production

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Lights, Camera, Action…Sanitize! As with most industries, television and film production has evolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe working environment for talent and crews. For some productions, additional health and safety practices may be a “nice to have” for everyone’s peace of mind, but for others, there are specific requirements a production must comply with based on insurance contracts, labor unions, such as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), or the location of the production itself.

MetLife Foundation Provides Financial Support to Help India and Bangladesh Fight COVID-19 Spread

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Hong Kong, April 28, 2021 – MetLife Foundation announced today that it is donating USD1.5 million to fund targeted support in India and Bangladesh as both countries struggle to cope with the devastating wave of COVID-19 cases.

The Foundation will channel funds through its partners, including: 

  • Habitat for Humanity (India) – to deploy additional beds, equipment, and set-up costs for COVID-19 emergency facilities in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh

EHSxRetail: Navigating COVID-19 in Retail

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Over the past year, health and safety leaders in the retail industry have had to adapt quickly, not only to keep stores running, but also to ensure they are doing so safely. “Navigating the pandemic is like changing the tires on a moving car,” said one of the retail Health and Safety Managers. Many retailers found themselves getting creative with business models. Grocery stores implemented in-store safety measures to keep their doors open while other retailers shifted to filling online orders in-store to relieve stress on distribution centers.

Dow Wins 20 ACC Responsible Care® Awards for Exemplary Environmental, Health and Safety Performance

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MIDLAND, Mich., April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Dow (NYSE: DOW) received 20 Responsible Care® awards at the American Chemistry Council’s 2021 Responsible Care® & Sustainability Conference & Expo on April 26. The prestigious, widely respected awards recognize chemical industry leaders for exceptional performance and innovative improvements in environment, health, safety and security (EHS&S).

Expanding Access to Maternal Health Care in Nevada

Every mom deserves the highest-quality prenatal care. But many underserved pregnant women don’t have access to the care they need.
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Our Commitment

The United Health Foundation has committed a $2.6 million grant to Touro University Nevada (Touro) to improve access to high-quality prenatal care for approximately 1,700 underserved and homeless women in southern Nevada.

Funding will also be applied to initiatives that reduce maternal health disparities and grow the state’s OB-GYN and family medicine physician workforce.

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