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Addressing Social Issues to Advance Health Equity

Future Well Communities tackles complex social barriers that complicate diabetes and prevent people from living healthy.
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Across the U.S. and around the world, low-income communities and communities of color are facing health crises at alarming rates. Chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes are responsible for more than 71% of deaths globally, and 88% of deaths in the U.S. As with other health challenges, the impact of these diseases disproportionately impact underserved communities, resulting in massive health disparities that are passed on to future generations.

Calling All Young People: Give Blood, Change Lives

Amid a blood shortage, eligible young people need to step up and donate. 10 minutes could help up to 3 people.
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One one-thousand.

Two one-thousand.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Four one-thousand.

Five one-thousand.

The problem is, we're in the midst of a blood shortage and in a pandemic. Thanks to global shutdowns over the last year, nearly 37,000 blood drives have been cancelled in the U.S. alone.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E11: Julia Turshen, "Simply Julia"

Feeding a Culture of Equity and Inclusion with Chef Julia Turshen
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Chef, cookbook author, and activist Julia Turshen operates at the intersection of food and social justice. Her highly acclaimed cookbooks share deeply personal and meaningful narratives on LGBTQIA+ representation, racial equity, body positivity, and more.

Time to Bridge the Gap, Demand Diabetes Care Equity

Access to breakthrough tech remain out of reach for many who stand to benefit most. Something has to change.
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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

James M. Cox Foundation and Jim Kennedy Donate $2.5 Million to Build Fitness Center for Emory St. Joseph’s Staff

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ATLANTA, January 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation and Jim Kennedy made a combined $2.5 million gift for the construction of the James C. Kennedy Fitness Center at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. The hospital’s physicians, nurses and staff will have complimentary, 24-7 access to the state-of-the-art fitness facility.

Eating Healthy in the New Year

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Whether it is a New Year’s resolution or a lifestyle choice, eating healthy benefits everyone. As shoppers navigate the aisles in their stores, they use a variety of cues to identify foods that are healthy for them and their families. They look at labels, ingredient lists, messaging and packaging to validate their purchases. We help them make educated choices as they look for quality and affordability. It also matters that we are committed to their health and well-being.

Bloomberg D4GX 2016 Keynotes: How Big Data Can Be a Tool for Good (Or Evil)

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

Can city governments use data analytics to help improve the lives of citizens? That was the question presented to attendees at Bloomberg’s annual Data for Good Exchange conference on Sunday, September 25, 2016, and the answers weren’t always easy to hear.

Funny or Die: Katie Couric Risks Her Life to Show that Public Health is Saving Lives Every Day

Opening video of the Bloomberg Hopkins 100 Awards event
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Originally posted on Funny Or Die

In the opening video of the Bloomberg Hopkins 100 Awards event, Katie Couric risks her life to show that public health is saving lives every day – including hers. This year, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health celebrates its 100th anniversary and honors global leaders in public health.

Bloomberg Honored by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

Celebrating Workplaces of Every Size and Industry That Support Adoptive Families
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Originally posted by the Dave Thomas Foundation.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is celebrating its 10th year of honoring companies that offer the country’s most impressive adoption benefits! Our Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace program honors employers of every size and industry that offer adoption benefits for employees.

American Cheese, Sidewalks and Chairs Have a Connection that may Surprise You

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Originally posted by the Washington Post.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health turns 100 this year. The school came to life during a time when women frequently died during childbirth and infant mortality was a grave concern. Inadequate nutrition, sanitation and often-fatal diseases were common.

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