Initiative

Pathway Lending Receives $1 Million Wells Fargo Grant To Accelerate Job, Revenue Growth Among Tennessee Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:05pm

Wells Fargo provided the grant to Pathway Lending as part of its Open for Business Fund, a roughly $420 million small business recovery effort aimed at supporting entrepreneurs across the U.S. to recover and rebuild after the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Wells Fargo provided the grant to Pathway Lending as part of its Open for Business Fund, a roughly $420 million small business recovery effort aimed at supporting entrepreneurs across the U.S. to recover and rebuild after the pandemic.
  • "We know small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities," said Wells Fargo Senior Vice President and Community Relations Senior Consultant Paula Beck.
  • To date, Pathway Lending has invested an average of $70,000 in funding to eight, Black-owned Memphis area small businesses.
  • Since 2015, Wells Fargo has provided Pathway Lending with nearly $1.77 million in grants through the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Open for Business Fund.

The Linux Foundation's Open Networking and Edge (ONE) Summit Expands Programming with Keynote and Mini Summit by the US Government, Enabling Secure, Open, and Programmable 5G Networks

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:00pm

New programming includes a keynote address by Dr. Dan Massey, Project Leader, Operate through DoD 5G to NextG Initiative, as well as a US GOV OPS Mini Summit.

Key Points: 
  • New programming includes a keynote address by Dr. Dan Massey, Project Leader, Operate through DoD 5G to NextG Initiative, as well as a US GOV OPS Mini Summit.
  • "We are honored to have such a broad and distinguished swath of experts participating in ONE Summit," said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation.
  • Operate Through aims to ensure the DoD can securely operate through commercial 5G networks across the globe.
  • Following a keynote by Dr. Jonathan Smith during the Open Networking & Edge Executive Forum (ONEEF) earlier this year, the US GOV OPS mini summit will examine requirements and progress of 5G, edge, and IoT technologies within enterprise and government entities.

USI Expands Efforts to Revitalize Housing and Invest in Neighborhoods Nationwide

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:08pm

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Strategies, Inc., (USI) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Choice Neighborhoods initiative (CNI) Community of Practice.

Key Points: 
  • ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban Strategies, Inc., (USI) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Choice Neighborhoods initiative (CNI) Community of Practice.
  • The initiative will target current CNI grantee cities (99 planning and 40 implementation grantees) while working with local leaders, community stakeholders such as city governments and public housing authorities, and residents, to create and implement plans to revitalize housing.
  • "USI is committed to managing the Community of Practice Initiative through an equity and results lens where CNI sites have a voice in setting their priorities.
  • USI partners in 38 communities in 22 cities/territories while working with community partners to develop economic opportunities, cradle-to-college/career success, high quality health services and a range of comprehensive service supports.

Harmony Biosciences Announces Winners of Patients at the Heart and Progress at the Heart on Third Annual World Narcolepsy Day

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:05pm

Initiated in 2021, Progress at the Heart supports innovative programs that address disparities, injustice, and inequities in the rare disease and sleep disorder community.

Key Points: 
  • Initiated in 2021, Progress at the Heart supports innovative programs that address disparities, injustice, and inequities in the rare disease and sleep disorder community.
  • "We are so inspired by the diverse and inventive programs submitted for this year's Patients and Progress at the Heart programs," said Cate McCanless, SVP, Corporate Affairs and Public Policy.
  • The company chose to announce the winners on World Narcolepsy Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for this sleep disorder globally.
  • The first Patients at the Heart program awarded $65,000 to four organizations, which was increased to $74,000 in 2020.

1WorldSync Partners with Buyk, a New Real-time Grocery Delivery Service, to Enable High-Quality Product Content for Consumers

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

The partnership will enable Buyk's brands and manufacturers to provide brand-verified product content and images using the 1WorldSync platform, which in turn arms Buyk users with the robust product descriptions and product information needed to inform their purchasing decisions.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership will enable Buyk's brands and manufacturers to provide brand-verified product content and images using the 1WorldSync platform, which in turn arms Buyk users with the robust product descriptions and product information needed to inform their purchasing decisions.
  • 1WorldSync offers the ideal solution to ensure our end-user customers are receiving accurate and valuable product content.
  • "Powering their application with brand-verified product content through 1WorldSync will also provide their brand suppliers a seamless platform for sharing product content."
  • 1WorldSync is one of the only product content providers and GDSN Data Pools to achieve ISO Certification 27001.

FORTUNE Names Alyson Shontell as New Editor in Chief

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, FORTUNE announced that Alyson Shontell will be its next Editor in Chief, beginning on October 6, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, FORTUNE announced that Alyson Shontell will be its next Editor in Chief, beginning on October 6, 2021.
  • As Editor in Chief, Shontell will oversee all content of the company, including its iconic liststhe FORTUNE 500 list, the Most Powerful Women in Business list, the 100 Best Companies to Work For list, and the Change the World list.
  • In 2021, FORTUNE broke new ground with FORTUNE Educationrankings and articles for professionals ready to level up in their careers.
  • Alyson Shontell joins FORTUNE from Insider, where she was a member of their founding team in 2008, and has served as Editor In Chief since 2016.

Study Designs Completed for NIH Consortium Study of Long-term COVID-19

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:41pm

As the CSC for the NIH grant, NYU Langone is charged with integrating the research activities of clinical sites around the country.

Key Points: 
  • As the CSC for the NIH grant, NYU Langone is charged with integrating the research activities of clinical sites around the country.
  • As of August 25, more than 39 million Americans had been infected with COVID-19, resulting in 648,000 deaths.
  • The study will also seek to enroll participants without SARS-CoV-2 infection to serve as a comparison group.
  • An important aspect of the RECOVER Initiative is the development of the pediatric main protocol for study of Long COVID in children.

ProMedica launches the Healthcare Redefined Initiative: A new movement to redefine health care for all

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

ProMedica , a not-for-profit, mission-based health care organization, is redefining health care for millions of people with a new approach that provides greater access to quality care and wellness programs across the country.

Key Points: 
  • ProMedica , a not-for-profit, mission-based health care organization, is redefining health care for millions of people with a new approach that provides greater access to quality care and wellness programs across the country.
  • Calling the movement the Healthcare Redefined Initiative, ProMedica is working to improve overall health and well-being by focusing on the environments where people live, work and play.
  • ProMedica Senior Care offerings span the full spectrum of care, including wellness, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, memory care, assisted living, palliative, hospice and home care.
  • The Healthcare Redefined Initiative encompasses all of the industry-leading initiatives and lessons learned, and is using them to forge the future of health care.

Global Patient-Led Effort To Measure And Improve Eczema Care Launched

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

The GPIIEC will collect and analyze data from primary surveys and secondary data across the eight countries to create a comparative global dashboard of eczema care. The joint effort will lead to data-driven insights about each country's areas of strength and weakness in meeting the needs of people who live with eczema -- and result in policy recommendations for addressing them.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Eleven patient organizations from eight countries have joined together to launch the Global Patient Initiative to Improve Eczema Care (GPIIEC) on World Eczema Day.
  • The GPIIEC will collect and analyze data from primary surveys and secondary data across the eight countries to create a comparative global dashboard of eczema care.
  • The global initiative is supported with funding from LEO Pharma, a leader in medical dermatology dedicated to changing the standards of care for people with skin diseases.
  • LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark with a global team of 6,000 people, serving 93 million patients in 130 countries.

Global Patient-Led Effort To Measure And Improve Eczema Care Launched

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 7:00am

The GPIIEC will collect and analyze data from primary surveys and secondary data across the eight countries to create a comparative global dashboard of eczema care. The joint effort will lead to data-driven insights about each country's areas of strength and weakness in meeting the needs of people who live with eczema -- and result in policy recommendations for addressing them.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Eleven patient organizations from eight countries have joined together to launch the Global Patient Initiative to Improve Eczema Care (GPIIEC) on World Eczema Day.
  • The GPIIEC will collect and analyze data from primary surveys and secondary data across the eight countries to create a comparative global dashboard of eczema care.
  • The global initiative is supported with funding from LEO Pharma, a leader in medical dermatology dedicated to changing the standards of care for people with skin diseases.
  • LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark with a global team of 6,000 people, serving 93 million patients in 130 countries.