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Alkermes Announces 2021 Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program to Support Innovative Programs Focused on People Affected by Addiction, Serious Mental Illness or Cancer

Competitive Grants Program Application Period to Begin on May 20, 2021
Press Release

DUBLIN, May 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that the company will begin accepting applications for its Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program beginning on May 20, 2021. Now in its fifth year, this competitive grants program will provide up to a total of $500,000 in grants to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to address the needs of people living with addiction, serious mental illness or cancer.

Medtronic and Medtronic Foundation Partner to Address COVID-19 Surges With Focus on Equity

New Support Aims to Reach 10M People in India, Brazil, the U.S., and Other Global Regions
Press Release

DUBLIN and MINNEAPOLIS, May 13, 2021  /3BL Media/ – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) and the Medtronic Foundation announced an additional $3M USD for COVID-19 relief efforts – a combination of financial resources, personal protective equipment (PPE) donations, and Medtronic employee engagement – focused on underserved areas of India, Brazil, the United States, and other global regions. This latest COVID-19 response expands Medtronic and Medtronic Foundation’s COVID-19 support to $56M USD.

Empowering Educators to Transform Into Trauma-Informed Schools

Author: Stephanie A. Powell, a School Library Media Specialist at Green Level High School in the Wake County Public School System of North Carolina
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Today’s educators have one of the hardest jobs in the world. On any given day, they are asked to serve not only as teachers, but as coaches, artists, translators, and a host of other roles, as well.

Medtronic Receives “World Changing Idea” Recognition

Fast Company awards seek out ingenuity, impact, and passion to solve world problems
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Unprecedented pandemic response. First-of-its-kind heart technology. And innovation in reducing certain heart surgery-related infections. All of these Medtronic healthcare innovations are among the 2021 World Changing Ideas recognized on May 4, 2021 by Fast Company.

FedEx Named One of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2021

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Which companies are shaping our future? That’s the question at the heart of our first ever TIME100 Most Influential Companies, a new list—and an expansion of our iconic TIME100 franchise—that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world. 

Continue reading How TIME Chose the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2021

 

Rockwell Automation Donates $40,000 to Strengthen India's COVID Relief Efforts

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Rockwell Automation today announced a $40,000 donation to the United Way’s India COVID-19 Relief Fund.

“Our team members, business partners, communities and customers in India are deeply impacted by this wave of infections. Our hearts go out to all of them and their families during these dire times,” said Patricia Contreras, vice president, Public Affairs.

Bringing Breakthrough Tech Where it's Needed Most

Blog

Around the world, COVID-19 has made many a bad situation worse. In doing so, it also showed the world where improvements in care can make the greatest difference.

For underserved and low-income communities facing the pandemic and a corresponding rate of diabetes and pre-diabetes, that's exactly the kind of bad-to-worse scenario that is an opportunity to make a real change.

The Future of Testing and Care: Broader Access

Abbott's Andrea Wainer discusses how access and affordability is transforming healthcare at Aspen Ideas: Health event.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is driving major shifts in healthcare and society. And looking ahead, challenges get even bigger, with countries around the world struggling with overwhelmed health systems, widening health gaps and the escalating burden of disease and healthcare costs.

It's clear that "business as usual" won't be enough. Innovative and urgent action is needed to deliver better health today, and in the years to come.

American Doubles Cold Chain Capabilities, More Flight Options

Extensive testing finds airline's entire mainline fleet provides ideal conditions for passive cold chain shipments
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American Airlines Cargo has furthered its commitment to reliable temperature-controlled shipping by expanding its solution for transporting temperature-controlled shipments to its entire mainline fleet.

This expansion follows a number of tests and trials conducted in partnership with CSafe Global and CargoSense. Through the use of CSafe Global's industry-leading packaging and Temperature Loggers provided by CargoSense, American proved all of its aircraft offer ideal environments for passive temperature-sensitive shipments.

Statement on President Biden's Joint Address: Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO, IWBI

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Over the past year, the global pandemic shined a harsh light on the ways in which our country is failing to support the health, well-being and equity of our people. But as President Biden said in last night’s Joint Address, “In another era when our democracy was tested, Franklin Roosevelt reminded us, in America, we do our part. We all do our part.” As the country rebounds and rebuilds, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is committed to doing our part by advocating for people-first places, organizations and communities for all our citizens.

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