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"We Have a Health Disparities Problem in America": Meet a Woman on a Mission to Improve Healthcare for Black Women

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The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Dr. Robyn R. Jones, Senior Medical Director at Johnson & Johnson, is determined to change that and find ways to address this urgent crisis.

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The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world, with women of color especially at risk. Dr. Robyn R. Jones, Senior Medical Director at Johnson & Johnson, is determined to change that and find ways to address this urgent crisis.

CIT Leads $25 Million Financing Deal for MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building

Follows CIT’s investment in a 92-unit affordable housing complex in the redevelopment of the Watts community
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NEW YORK, Aug 3, 2020 /3BL Media/—  CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) and its Healthcare Finance unit today announced a $25 million loan supporting Seavest Healthcare Properties’ acquisition of the MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building in South Los Angeles.

The American Red Cross: Life-Saving Work Using Digital Experiences From Adobe

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Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent do so each year. The American Red Cross, a non-profit organization that provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, is committed to increasing the number of people who donate blood by educating Americans on the huge difference one blood donation makes in saving the lives of others.

FedEx Delivering for Good in Canada During COVID-19

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GlobalMedic, a Canadian disaster relief charity, is distributing 55,000 pounds of aid in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in every province and territory in Canada. FedEx delivered the shipments for GlobalMedic, which included hygiene kits for more than 11,000 individuals, 4,600 liters of hand sanitizer, 22,000 surgical masks plus surgical gowns and gloves for frontline healthcare workers, disinfecting supplies and 20,000 bars of soap for First Nations communities in northern Ontario.

Chicago Mom of 4 Donates Bone Marrow to 7-Year-Old Boy She Doesn't Know. 'You Just Want to Protect Them.'

By ALISON BOWEN
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Months passed and the pandemic began. And then Leone, a lawyer and co-founder of a tech startup, received a call that she was a match for a 7-year-old boy who has Hodgkin lymphoma. She was asked if she was still willing to be a donor.

“I said, absolutely,” she said.

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4 Latest Facts About Johnson & Johnson's Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine

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A preclinical study just published in Nature shows that the company's investigational vaccine has shown positive early data for eliciting an immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We share more about the findings from the recent preclinical study, along with other up-to-date information about the potential vaccine candidate.

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A preclinical study just published in Nature shows that the company's investigational vaccine has shown positive early data for eliciting an immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We share more about the findings from the recent preclinical study, along with other up-to-date information about the potential vaccine candidate.

Gilead and the Morehouse School of Medicine Partner to Study Racial Health Inequities Associated with COVID-19

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Gilead and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine announced a new partnership to develop a real-time, public-facing and comprehensive health equity data platform to help address the impact of COVID-19 and other diseases on communities of color.

Johnson & Johnson and Its Partners Mark a Milestone in the Quest for a Global Preventive HIV Vaccine With the Imbokodo Study

The clinical trial has completed full immunizations of the company's investigational HIV vaccine regimen. Learn what this means for the future of fighting the disease—and also for the creation of a potential vaccine for COVID-19.
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Since the start of the pandemic, Johnson & Johnson has been working to help address the devastating impacts of COVID-19 through the power of its science, the size of its global reach—and the know-how that comes from such experiences as standing up to challenges like HIV.

Addressing COVID-19 in Vulnerable Diamond and Gold Mining Communities

Mobilizing the Central African Republic mining community to combat the impacts of COVID-19
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This piece was written by Terah DeJong, technical deputy for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR) project, implemented by Tetra Tech.

This post originally ran on LandLinks.

Recognizing Our Best: Dane Dickie

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Dane didn't turn water into wine. But he did help turn whiskey into hand sanitizer. And for that, we think he's something of a miracle worker.

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