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Leading and Following by Example: Companies Taking a Public Stance on Social Issues

By Daryl Brewster
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here.

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here.

Showing Up Matters

The C-suite at leading companies commit to lobbying on important issues
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By the Editors

Job descriptions for corporate responsibility practitioners commonly include references to supply chain, community engagement and sustainability reporting.

Add lobbying to the list.

“We have our story to tell and no one can tell that story except for us,” Rachelle Reyes Wenger, Dignity Health director of public policy and community advocacy, says of the sharp uptick in lobbying lawmakers around the Affordable Care Act.  “They don’t know. It’s our job to help them understand why it matters to us.”

PA House of Representatives Passes Budget with Increased Disability Services Funding

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Our voices have made a difference! On April 4, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to pass the state budget with all of the increased funding for intellectual disability and autism services.

Thank you to everyone who contacted their state legislator to share how important this increased funding is for intellectual disability and autism services!

This is the first time in ten years that the proposed PA budget has included funding for across the board rate increases. This budget also calls for increased community-based services and waiting list initiatives.

A Show of Solidarity for the Arts in America

Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, AATA President
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It’s a critical time for the arts and healthcare across the USA. In solidarity with Americans for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and dozens of arts organizations, the AATA was a proud National Partner for the 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day, March 20 and 21, 2017, in Washington, DC. Executive Director Cynthia Woodruff and I represented the AATA at the event’s National Arts Action Summit.

A Bold Vision for the Future

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Join America's Charities, now through December, as we highlight different nonprofits and share how individuals and companies can Shape the Future of various causes through workplace giving programs

Keystone Human Services' New President Shares His Vision for the Future

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By Charles J. Hooker III, President and CEO of Keystone Human Services

One of the most powerful statements in Keystone Human Services’ vision statement is our commitment to act as a change agent and share our experiences with others. As I step into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Keystone Human Services, that commitment to change agentry particularly resonates and will continue to guide us into the future.

Survivor Advocate Program Shapes Future Research

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The 8th Biennial on Cancer Survivorship Research took place last week and I can’t think of a more meaningful or impactful way for us to have kicked off this meeting than by convening a group of engaged survivor advocates! This is just what LIVESTRONG accomplished, in partnership and collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Studying Impact of Cancer Survivorship

In the Know: Latest Topics in Science and Research
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Bristol-Myers Squibb is committed to studying the impact on survivorship throughout the continuum of cancer care with the goal improving communication between patients and their care teams about quality of survival in cancer.

Research on the survivorship concept shows us that this is a growing concern, but there is a lack of a standardized definition and appropriate measures to evaluate the quality of survivorship, resulting in a new need for and focus on care beyond diagnosis and treatment.

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