News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more



HIV/STI Prevention Program Helps Displaced Persons in Haiti
A new research shows that displaced women in Leogane, Haiti, can significantly impact mental and sexual health behaviours in their village through a HIV/STI prevention program. This prevention...more

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In solving childhood obesity problems across Philadelphia, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation strives to educate children to eat right, get fit and stay well through its Healthy Futures...more

New Social Enterprise Empowers Stroke Survivors
Bridges Self-Management Limited is now operating as a social enterprise. The organization aims to help stroke survivors get back on the road, fully independent and confident to regain their normal...more

Recognizing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Every September, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes the celebration of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. HHS offers programs and resources for all US citizens...more

Cancer Survivors Living in Rural Areas Pass Up on Health Care Due to Cost
In a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, older cancer survivors in rural areas opt to forgo medical and dental...more

Business Owners With Autism Profit From Purpose And Joy
While there is a growing movement to help find work for people with autism, for some of them starting their own business was the solution. According to Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary...more

Cancer Victim Raised $5 Million for Charity Before His Death
Stephen Sutton, after being diagnosed with bowel cancer inspiring millions with his story and before his death, has raised more than $5 million on his JustGiving page to fund Teenage Cancer Trust, a...more

Web-based, At-home Interventions Can Help Moms Protect Kids Against Childhood Obesity
A University of Cincinnati research details how a mother's influence could be more effective when supported by Web-based, at-home parent education programs. Adam Knowlden, a former doctoral...more

Memory Champ Campaigns for Alzheimer\
Three-time national memory champ Nelson Dellis, where he won the 2014 USA Memory Championship on March 29 in New York City, is crusading to raise Alzheimer's awareness and money to fund its research...more





Tom’s, the social enterprise popular for its shoes, has released a pair of shoes and a pair of shades to benefit Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt in 2007 that builds affordable, green homes, buildings and communities for underserved and low-income populations.




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