ATLANTA, September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Points of Light announced today that Seattle will serve as host city for the 2017 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which will be held June 19-21, 2017. Points of Light is calling for Conference workshop proposals focused on replicable strategies for engaging volunteers in local problem-solving, capacity building for community organizations, innovative technology for social good, and more.
By Elisabeth Best, Sustainability and Wireless Reach Program Manager
At Qualcomm, we define sustainability as a strategy that drives long-term growth and profitability by including environmental, social and corporate governance issues in our business decisions as they relate to our key spheres of influence: our workplace, our supply chain, local communities, our industry and the public policy realm. For us, innovation isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are.
Lauren Reed, Staff Analyst of Government Affairs at Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, details a case study in data-driven impact measurement from the ANDE Metrics from the Ground Up 2016 conference.
Doctors Ren Nianbao and Xie Guangguo have worked at the Lang Mao Shan Clinic in rural China for 20 years. Approximately one-fifth of their patients suffer from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), one of the leading causes of death in China. In the past, the clinic relied on a conventional, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) machine to screen for CVDs. The large, cumbersome machine and lack of specialist care in rural areas makes it less likely that patients with risk of acute CVD are screened, diagnosed, and treated properly.