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Former CDC Chief Launches $225 Million Global Health Initiative

Mike Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates team up to combat the global burdens of heart disease and infectious epidemics.
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By Lena H. Sun

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health’s thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics.

After Hurricane Irma, Bloomberg Heads to USVI to Raise Awareness

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St. John and St. Thomas, two islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands, were devastated by Hurricane Irma. A week later, the recovery efforts are just getting underway, thanks to private efforts.

Watch: Mike Bloomberg on NBC's Meet the Press to talk about the devastation in the US Virgin Islands.

Avista Foundation Receives $1 Million Pledge to Support Employee Engagement

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September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Scott and Liz Morris Employee Engagement Fund is being established through a $1 million pledge by the couple to the Avista Foundation to recognize and encourage Avista employee contributions to communities in which they live and work. The pledge will be fulfilled upon the successful completion of Avista’s merger with Hydro One.

NYU Law Launches New Center to Help State AGs Fight Environmental Rollbacks

by Juliet Eilperin
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NYU School of Law will launch a new center, financed by Bloomberg Philanthropies, aimed at helping state attorneys general fight any federal moves to roll back renewable energy, environmental protections and climate policies.

Innovators Crisscross the U.S. in Eight Week Sprint

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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.org

2,000 hours of skills-building workshops, delivered to more than 3,000 municipal leaders in 300 cities across 45 states. All in eight short summer weeks.

Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $10m to Bring Small-Business Program to Baltimore

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Originally posted on www.baltimoresun.com

Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies are scheduled to announce a $10 million investment Wednesday to launch a training and loan program for small businesses in Baltimore.

The program, called 10,000 Small Businesses, is intended to give small businesses a jolt of energy, new ideas — and maybe a little cash — to jump-start growth and spur hiring.

The Pfizer Foundation: Reaching Individuals in Need

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For nearly 65 years, the Pfizer Foundation has been working to expand health care access for people around the world. The impact of this work is significant and far-reaching, helping underserved individuals from diverse backgrounds in remote corners of the globe.

Sanofi Pasteur Receives 2016 United Way Campaign Chair Award

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This week, Sanofi Pasteur received the 2016 Campaign Chair Award from the United Way of Monroe County for outstanding service and achievement in the campaign and commitment to Live United.

To learn more click on the link below to the press release and photo, which was recently issued by the United Way of Monroe County:

unitedwaymonroe.org/2016-campaign-award-winners/  

Unprecedented MPOWER Progress Shows that Battle Against the Tobacco Epidemic is Winnable

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The following text is by Michael R. Bloomberg from the sixth World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017. Download the report here.

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