CANNES, FRANCE—From advertising icon to pediatric cancer pal, the Aflac duck has transformed from a TV commercial attention-getter to a trusted friend for children with cancer. The plush Alfac duck robot, with naturalistic movements, comes to life with quacks and nuzzles, but it also helps kids communicate.
The area known as “Asthma alley” stretches from the South Bronx through East Harlem and into Western Queens in Long Island City. It has one of the highest childhood asthma rates in New York and is surrounded by manufacturing sites, bridges and transportation hubs. On March 28th, numerous partners recognizing the community’s need for effective asthma care and treatment solutions gathered to unveil a newly renovated pediatric asthma mobile unit.
Is it possible for 13-year olds to create an app that the medical profession finds useful? Of course it is! In the era of college-age students creating companies worth billions (think Facebook) and simple online games like Angry Birds becoming global entertainment--all things are possible.
Amanda Spencer’s young son, Jonathan, needs specialty medical care that isn’t available in the family’s hometown of Monterey, California. But through Cisco HealthPresence technology, Amanda and Jonathan can meet with a pediatric urologist at Stanford University, 80 miles away, without even leaving Monterey.
When Hurricane Andrew ravaged south Miami-Dade County in 1992, the University of Miami’s medical school and the national Children’s Health Fund teamed up to bring mobile healthcare to children living amid the ruins. Now, thanks to a new partnership with the Verizon Foundation that promises to transform pediatric healthcare in underserved areas, their “doctor’s office on wheels” is bringing the expertise of the entire UHealth system to disadvantaged children across Miami-Dade County.
Partnership with Web’s Largest Volunteer Engagement Network Focuses on Aflac’s Commitment to Childhood Cancer
(3BL Media) Columbus, GA – August 14, 2012 – Aflac, the leading provider of supplemental insurance in the United States today announced a partnership with VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, to launch an online platform connecting volunteers across the nation with opportunities to volunteer with nonprofit organizations in their local communities.