Public health

JetBlue Comments on Spirit’s Adjournment of Special Meeting

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 1:29am

Its clear that Spirit shareholders have now handed the Spirit Board an undeniable mandate to reach an agreement with JetBlue.

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  • Its clear that Spirit shareholders have now handed the Spirit Board an undeniable mandate to reach an agreement with JetBlue.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as JetBlues financial advisor and Shearman & Sterling LLP is serving as JetBlues legal advisor.
  • JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orlando, and San Juan.
  • JetBlue carries customers to more than 100 cities throughout the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, Canada, and United Kingdom.

GS Labs Countersues Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota: Federal Court Filing Accuses Insurer of Antitrust Violations, Conspiring With Cartel of BCBS Affiliates, Violating CARES ACT, False Advertising and Consumer Fraud

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 11:04pm

MINNEAPOLIS, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- GS Labs, a leading provider of COVID-19 rapid tests in Minnesota and across the nation has filed new counterclaims in the company's ongoing legal battle against multi-billion-dollar insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

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  • The June 29th filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota flatly denies all prior allegations made by BCBS of Minnesota against GS Labs.
  • However, BCBS of Minnesota's conduct raises new concerns that it and its sisters Blues continue to engage in anticompetitive behavior.
  • "The countersuit demonstrates Blue Cross and Blue Shield's greed and deception amidst a massive public health emergency," said Wang.
  • Many communities directly requested assistance from GS Labs, due to a lack of testing resources.

ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION ANNOUNCES SPECIALTY DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND GENERAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:21pm

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) embraces the recent news from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that Public Health and General Preventive Medicine will now be recognized as a distinct medical specialty.

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  • The three specialties initially under the broad umbrella of preventive medicine will now be recognized as distinct fields of practice Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Aerospace Medicine
    WASHINGTON, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) embraces the recent news from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that Public Health and General Preventive Medicine will now be recognized as a distinct medical specialty.
  • This new designation firmly establishes Public Health and General Preventive Medicine (PH/GPM) as the ACGME-certified specialty for public health and preventive medicine physicians.
  • Residency training programs for Public Health and General Preventive Medicine will follow independent curricula aligning with a more focused set of guidelines from ACGME for training the next generation of public health and preventive medicine physician specialists.
  • "The American College of Preventive Medicine is proud to be the professional home for all physicians practicing in public health and specifically those boarded in preventive medicine," said Donna Grande, CEO of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Talisker Announces Annual & Special Meeting of Shareholders

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 9:30pm

TORONTO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Talisker Resources Ltd. ("Talisker" or the "Company") (TSX: TSK) (OTCQX: TSKFF) announces that the Company is in receipt of TSX approval for its request to extend the date for its annual and special meeting of shareholders which has been set for Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am Toronto time at the offices of the Company located at 350 Bay Street, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario (the "Meeting").

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  • TORONTO, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Talisker Resources Ltd. ("Talisker" or the "Company") (TSX: TSK) (OTCQX: TSKFF) announces that the Company is in receipt of TSX approval for its request to extend the date for its annual and special meeting of shareholders which has been set for Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:00 am Toronto time at the offices of the Company located at 350 Bay Street, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario (the "Meeting").
  • Shareholders of record as of May 31, 2021 will be entitled to vote at the Meeting.
  • Given continued public health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, shareholders are encouraged to vote by proxy in advance of the Meeting and not attend the Meeting in person.
  • Meeting Materials are available at the following link: https://taliskerresources.com/investors/
    Talisker (taliskerresources.com) is a junior resource company involved in the exploration of gold projects in British Columbia, Canada.

SEIU-UHW: Los Angeles City Council Passes $25 Healthcare Worker Minimum Wage

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 7:21pm

Los Angeles, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Los Angeles City Council has voted 10-0 in favor of a $25 minimum wage for healthcare workers in the city.

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  • Los Angeles, June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Los Angeles City Council has voted 10-0 in favor of a $25 minimum wage for healthcare workers in the city.
  • "We applaud the Los Angeles City Council for leading the way toward protecting public health and addressing a staffing shortage that threatens Angelenos' care," said Dave Regan, president of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West.
  • "By ensuring healthcare workers earn a fair wage that reflects the vital work they do, Los Angeles can retain and attract the workers needed to ensure the quality of healthcare doesn't decline in the city."
  • The new minimum wage would cover all private sector healthcare workers who work in hospitals, integrated health systems, and dialysis clinics in the city of Los Angeles.

The Rockefeller Foundation's Public Charity Expands Project ACT to Provide At-Risk Communities Nationwide with Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 6:08pm

NEW YORK, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation, through its public charity RF Catalytic Capital (RFCC), announced the nationwide expansion of Project Access Covid Tests (Project ACT) to provide free at-home Covid-19 tests directly to at-risk communities across the United States. After working with health departments in six states to deliver an initial one million tests, RFCC is opening up the program to all U.S. states and territories. Already, health departments in five states – Maine, New Mexico, Kansas, Michigan, and North Carolina – have signed up and committed funding to secure 1.2 million tests. Enrollment for health departments is open through August 31, 2022, with tests to be distributed through the end of February 2023.

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  • Enrollment for health departments is open through August 31, 2022, with tests to be distributed through the end of February 2023.
  • "Project ACT has successfully demonstrated this type of collaborative effort in action.
  • The Rockefeller Foundation provided the initial $7.45 million in January to pilot Project ACT.
  • "Partnering with Project ACT helps us improve access to testing, especially in our communities with historic lack of access to health care."

The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) will hold the largest gathering of value-based health care leaders in the world on 1-3 November 2022

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 6:05pm

Hundreds of healthcare stakeholders are expected to attend inperson, including providers, industry, life sciences, academia and patient representatives.

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  • Hundreds of healthcare stakeholders are expected to attend inperson, including providers, industry, life sciences, academia and patient representatives.
  • The programme will take place over three days with two key themes: Future Healthcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation Drivers.
  • There will be plenty of networking opportunities including an ICHOM welcome drinks reception, networking breakfasts and interactive conference sessions.
  • Is equitable and inclusive care possible without standardized outcomes measurement?

The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) will hold the largest gathering of value-based health care leaders in the world on 1-3 November 2022

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 6:00pm

Hundreds of healthcare stakeholders are expected to attend inperson, including providers, industry, life sciences, academia and patient representatives.

Key Points: 
  • Hundreds of healthcare stakeholders are expected to attend inperson, including providers, industry, life sciences, academia and patient representatives.
  • The programme will take place over three days with two key themes: Future Healthcare Systems and Healthcare Transformation Drivers.
  • There will be plenty of networking opportunities including an ICHOM welcome drinks reception, networking breakfasts and interactive conference sessions.
  • Is equitable and inclusive care possible without standardized outcomes measurement?

Roanoke College and Carilion Clinic partner to serve the growing health care sector

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 5:28pm

SALEM, Va., June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Roanoke College and Carilion Clinic announced a new partnership to advance educational opportunities and workforce development for Roanoke College students and Carilion employees. The partnership will mobilize public health resources to serve the populations most in need in the Roanoke Valley.

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  • SALEM, Va., June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Roanoke College and Carilion Clinic announced a new partnership to advance educational opportunities and workforce development for Roanoke College students and Carilion employees.
  • "Roanoke College and Carilion Clinic understand the deep connections between health, wellness, education, employment and the regional economy," said Dr. Shannon Anderson, coordinator of public health studies at Roanoke College.
  • "This expanding partnership between Roanoke College and Carilion Clinic illuminates the power of higher education and professional health care to support critical community needs through meaningful work," said Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey, who is retiring in July.
  • I am excited to witness the ways Roanoke College and Carilion will carry out this partnership to launch productive careers and serve the growing healthcare sector."

Fujifilm Celebrates Four Recent Recipients of Fujifilm Fellowship at Harvard Medical School

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 4:25pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation (Fujifilm), today announced that four doctoral students have been awarded the Fujifilm Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation (Fujifilm), today announced that four doctoral students have been awarded the Fujifilm Fellowship at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
  • The mission of the program is to equip promising scientists with the specialized skills needed to translate their research findings into next-generation medical solutions for patients.
  • Specifically, the program awards two years of research funding to students from across the nine HMS-based life sciences Ph.D. programs.
  • The Fujifilm Fellowship program was designed by Fujifilm and HMS to advance translational medicine research by investing in the next-generation of scientists.