Health equity

FCancer and 1208 Productions Unveil LayDeez

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:33pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- FCancer, the 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing health equity through early detection and prevention programs and by providing resources to navigate, manage and cope with cancer, and 1208 Productions are excited to announce that they will continue on their mission of pushing the boundaries of NFTs with a goal to raise over $250,000 for the organization in 2022 through exclusive NFT releases. Launching this summer, FCancer x 1208 Productions will be unveiling LayDeez [https://twitter.com/LayDeezNFT] a new project for women, led by women in support of breast cancer awareness and research.

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  • Launching this summer, FCancer x 1208 Productions will be unveiling LayDeez [ https://twitter.com/LayDeezNFT ] a new project for women, led by women in support of breast cancer awareness and research.
  • Techpreneur, Michael Roberts started 1208 Productions 6 years ago to follow his passion and utilize his creativity to build video games.
  • In 2021, Roberts transited 1208 Productions out of mobile game development to channel the same creativity with a charitable impact.
  • 1208 Productions is the leading creative force behind Deez Nuts, LayDeez and more.

Preceptis Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Expanded Labeling for Hummingbird System

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Monday, August 15, 2022 - 1:00pm

Preceptis Medical, Inc. , an innovative surgical technology company dedicated to providing less invasive options for pediatric patients, today announced U.S. FDA clearance for expanded indications for use for the Hummingbird Tympanostomy Tube System (TTS) for office-based pediatric ear tube procedures.

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  • Preceptis Medical, Inc. , an innovative surgical technology company dedicated to providing less invasive options for pediatric patients, today announced U.S. FDA clearance for expanded indications for use for the Hummingbird Tympanostomy Tube System (TTS) for office-based pediatric ear tube procedures.
  • The Hummingbird TTS uniquely combines the separate tools and steps performed in standard ear tube procedures into one comprehensive device.
  • Preceptis Medical was founded by parents, including a pediatric anesthesiologist, who wanted to design products focused on improving the lives of children.
  • The Hummingbird Tympanostomy Tube System (TTS) is FDA 510(k) cleared for use in children 6 months and older.

Historic Bill Will Help Over 60 Million People with Asthma and Allergies

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:35pm

This bill makes significant investments to address the climate crisis and to improve access to healthcare; two areas that directly impact over 60 million people in the United States with allergies and asthma.

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  • This bill makes significant investments to address the climate crisis and to improve access to healthcare; two areas that directly impact over 60 million people in the United States with allergies and asthma.
  • There is a direct link between climate change, allergies, asthma, and health equity.
  • The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds the inclusion of many provisions for which we have been advocating that will benefit people with asthma and allergies.
  • AAFA looks forward to continuing to work with Congress to reduce the burden of disease and improve access to care for people with asthma and allergies.

AmerisourceBergen Hosts Inaugural Disparities in Cancer Care Summit

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Friday, August 12, 2022 - 1:30pm

Its going to require innovation and unprecedented partnerships to address the disparities in cancer care today.

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  • Its going to require innovation and unprecedented partnerships to address the disparities in cancer care today.
  • Ann Anaya, AmerisourceBergens Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, elaborated on the significance of events like the Disparities in Cancer Care Summit.
  • According to the American Association for Cancer Researchs recent Cancer Disparities Progress Report, disparities across the spectrum of cancer care and control remain and, in some cases, continue to widen within specific racial and ethnic population groups.
  • As a part of its ongoing efforts, AmerisourceBergen recently launched a Disparities in Cancer Care Task Force, which is focused on addressing disparities and analyzing social determinants of health for oncology patients at the community level.

Premise Health Clinical Leader Maria Romano Joins Epic Advisory Board Aimed at Addressing Social Determinants of Health

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 4:24pm

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Maria Romano, MSN, NP-C, vice president of health equity and medical informatics at Premise Health , recently was elected to serve as a board member on the Epic Advisory Steering Boarddedicated to conversations about the social determinants of health.

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  • BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Maria Romano, MSN, NP-C, vice president of health equity and medical informatics at Premise Health , recently was elected to serve as a board member on the Epic Advisory Steering Boarddedicated to conversations about the social determinants of health.
  • "At Premise, we have long recognized that social determinants of health and health equity are an important part of our members' health and wellbeing as part of our uniquely comprehensive approach to primary care and other services," Romano said.
  • Romano led the initiative to launch Find Help with Premise and integrate it into the Epic electronic health record, allowing Premise clinical providers to view local resources during appointments and make seamless referrals.
  • "Incorporating social determinants of health into clinical practice is an important part of delivering comprehensive, whole-person primary care that improves wellbeing," said Jon Leizman, MD, chief medical officer for Premise.

March of Dimes Launches Livestream Brand - Powered on Dimes™ - and Adds Cryptocurrency & Non Fungible Tokens as Ways to Support Mom, Baby Health

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 2:01pm

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to raise greater awareness and drive action in the maternal and infant health crisis, March of Dimes is now making it easier for digital communities to support its mission by facilitating peer-to-peer fundraising through Powered On Dimes™ and by accepting digital currency. Tragically, the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color. To change the course of this crisis, March of Dimes is stepping up its efforts to cultivate digital audiences ahead of its third annual Giving Day on August 25, with a goal of raising $500,000.

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  • Tragically, the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color.
  • Through Powered by Dimes, any content creators seeking to make a positive impact can sign up to create a charity stream to elevate awareness among younger audiences and raise money to support families.
  • Through platforms likes Twitch, YouTube and Facebook Gaming, content creators who raise 5,000 dimes can fund over six hours of prematurity research, for example.
  • We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start.

Unite Us Adds Fortune 100 Chief Product Officer to Executive Team

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:56pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Unite Us, the enterprise technology company connecting health and social care, welcomes internationally recognized product leader Raffaelle Breaks to serve as Chief Product Officer.

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  • NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Unite Us , the enterprise technology company connecting health and social care, welcomes internationally recognized product leader Raffaelle Breaks to serve as Chief Product Officer.
  • Breaks oversees the expansion of Unite Us' suite of products and leads a growing team of product managers, designers, and researchers.
  • She also led the product development of the American Express mobile application, which repeatedly ranked first place by J.D.
  • Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers.

DIGITAL DIAGNOSTICS NAMES CHRIS MEENAN AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:30pm

CORALVILLE, Iowa, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Digital Diagnostics – creator of IDx-DR, the first-ever FDA De Novo cleared, fully autonomous AI system for the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, - welcomes Chris Meenan as Chief Technology Officer. Meenan joins the executive leadership team with a commitment to improving health equity and care quality through technology in the medical diagnosis and treatment process that is free of racial and ethnic bias.

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  • CORALVILLE, Iowa, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Digital Diagnostics creator of IDx-DR, the first-ever FDA De Novo cleared, fully autonomous AI system for the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, - welcomes Chris Meenan as Chief Technology Officer.
  • "I am pleased to welcome Chris to the Digital Diagnostics leadership team," said Digital Diagnostics' CEO, John Bertrand.
  • "Digital Diagnostics is changing the healthcare industry for the better through cutting-edge technology, which is really exciting," said Meenan.
  • Digital Diagnostics also recently promoted seasoned Digital Diagnostics leader, Sarah Tibesar to Chief Experience Officer, and welcomed Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Luke Miller.

HHS, HRSA and CMS Administrators will visit The Family Health Centers of Georgia on August 12 in celebration of National Health Center Week

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:33pm

The event will take place at The Family Health Centers of Georgias Main Center | Corporate Office, 868 York Avenue, SW, Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • The event will take place at The Family Health Centers of Georgias Main Center | Corporate Office, 868 York Avenue, SW, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Organized by the National Association for Community Health Centers, www.nachc.org , National Health Center Week, https://healthcenterweek.org/about-nhcw/ , is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of Americas health centers over the past five decades.
  • For 47 years, The Family Health Centers of Georgia has worked to provide quality healthcare services regardless of patients inability to pay or health insurance status.
  • About The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. (FHCGA)
    The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc. is a 501c (3), not-for-profit, federally qualified health center.

UnitedHealthcare Donates $1 Million to Nonprofits in Washington

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 4:00pm

In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11 million in grants through its Empowering Health program across 11 states.

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  • In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11 million in grants through its Empowering Health program across 11 states.
  • Grant recipients in Washington include:
    University of Washington School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center in partnership with the Richland and Medical Lake School Districts $600,000 to strengthen an evidence-based comprehensive school mental health model.
  • Social and economic factors have a profound impact on achieving and maintaining good health, said Genevieve Caruncho-Simpson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Washington.
  • More than a third of members screened by UnitedHealthcare for social-related needs experience at least one social determinant of health.