Direct Relief Delivers Seven-Week Supply of Long-Acting Insulin to Ukraine, Donated by Lilly

The donated insulin is the latest action in Direct Relief’s extensive aid for Ukrainians with diabetes since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
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August 16, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Responding to a call for assistance from Ukraine’s Ministry of Health, Direct Relief has secured and delivered to Ukraine enough long-acting insulin to meet the country’s estimated need for seven-plus weeks.

The insulin, manufactured and provided to Direct Relief by the drug maker Eli Lilly and Company, was delivered to Ukraine over the past two weeks and will be allocated by Ukraine’s Ministry of Health to hospitals, clinics, and programs treating people with diabetes around the country.

Quest Diagnostics Sponsors Modern Healthcare Webinar


Quest Diagnostics sponsored the  webinar, “Patients as consumers in a post-pandemic world: How to approach new demands.”

Advanced Recycling for Healthcare Plastics: Debunking Four Common Myths


Plastics plays a unique and critical role in the delivery of cost-effective global healthcare, as clearly illustrated in COVID-19 response actions over the past two years. According to an analysis by the World Health Organization, plastic production has more than doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medtronic Mobile Lab Trucks Expand Access to Healthcare Tech

The fleet just doubled to reach more clinicians with healthcare technology education

Is it a semi-truck, a moving billboard, or a classroom on wheels? The Medtronic Mobile Lab trucks are all three, and one or more may be coming to a city near you.

The trucks are built to simulate an operating room — and we just doubled our fleet to reach more clinicians with healthcare technology education.

With the expansion of Mobile Labs’ fleet from three to six trucks, we will go from training 2,000 healthcare providers (HCPs) a year on how to use our technologies to more than 5,000 in 38 states across the United States.

The Climate Crisis Is a Health Emergency

And a Community Investing Opportunity

by Ebony Perkins of UHC and formerly with Self-Help Credit Union

Investors are also strategically using their investments to support communities that are currently experiencing the direct effects of climate change in their everyday lives. Community development financial institutions have received a surge of investments in the last decade. Yet, investments in community investing institutions are still only 1.6% of the $16.6 trillion in ESG incorporated assets. Many communities are in crisis mode as they face mounting health issues and even death because of climate change.

Enabling Plastics Recycling Solutions in Healthcare Through Cross-Industry Collaboration


Modern healthcare would not be possible without the use of plastic. It has proved to be one of the few versatile materials that has been able to adapt along with the dynamic nature of the healthcare industry, delivering benefits that include sterility, quality, durability, and most significantly, patient and healthcare worker safety. However, despite the many benefits, there are also unintended environmental consequences with single-use plastics and packaging in healthcare, namely the waste that they create.

Medtronic LABS' Road to Reimagining Global Healthcare

From grassroots effort to over 40,000 lives improved – and growing

It all started with a question, posed by former Medtronic Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak. What if we could address the health issues of people in underserved communities around the world?

The idea for Medtronic LABS was born.

Today, LABS is an independent Medtronic-funded nonprofit organization that accelerates healthcare access for underserved communities around the world through technology.

But back in 2012, when Ishrak first posed his pivotal question, no one could have predicted what LABS would become.

HPRC Signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

Press Release

June 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ -We are excited to announce that the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has become a signatory of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) declaration.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Joins HPRC Advisory Board

Press Release

June 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to its Healthcare Facility Advisory Board (HFAB), a role intended to help the council set priorities and steer the agenda toward its mission of inspiring and enabling sustainable, cost-effective recycling solutions for plastic products and materials used in the delivery of healthcare.

Podcast: Building a Scalable, Sustainable and Impactful Way to Bring Equity to Healthcare

A podcast with Karen Shehade and Dr. John de Csepel of the Medtronic Health Equity Advisory Committee
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This episode of MedtronicTalks explores the company’s efforts to flag the multiple sources of healthcare inequity wrought by racial, geographic or economic differences in the U.S. Among the topics discussed, Karen Shehade of Medtronic Americas Region Medical Affairs organization explains how Medtronic leadership is seeking a sustainable and scalable way to make a difference in how people receive correct care more easily. Dr. John de Csepel, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Americas Region, discusses possible solutions.


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