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2012-08-27 06:24:40

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) today announced the appointment of Kris Perry as its new executive director. Perry, a nationally recognized early childhood advocate, has been instrumental in driving effective early learning policy at local, state and national levels. As executive director, Perry will oversee policy and communication efforts nationwide for the First Five Years Fund, one of the country's leading organizations focused on improving...

2012-04-25 10:22:40

**Audio Available Via Telephone Conference** NEW ORLEANS, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and other recent instances of racial injustices, scholars, public officials, civic leaders, community activists and other Americans are discussing the role of race in the United States. Throughout history, several national organizations have worked to achieve social change across the country and provide leadership in challenging times. At...

2012-04-18 02:27:16

SEATTLE, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the Washington State Family Policy Council on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study Published 2010) provided research on how lowering traumatic stress on children improves their overall health. For over 25 years, NW Children's Fund has been a leading voice in child welfare by aligning resources, organizations and passionate individuals committed to ending child abuse and neglect. Improving children's formative years decreases...

2012-04-16 06:25:35

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carla D. Thompson, since 2010 deputy director of the Office of Child Care in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will join the W.K. Kellogg Foundation June 11 as vice president for program strategy. In her new position, Ms. Thompson will be responsible for managing the foundation's work with communities and grantees nationwide in the program areas of Education & Learning and Family Economic Security. In 2010-11, those...

2012-02-07 12:25:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today representatives of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), kicked off a "Day of Giving" by surprising several deserving non-profits, with the grant funding they had requested. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120207/NE48431 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101221/NE20875LOGO ) The emotional visits, hosted by several of the company's...

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2012-01-26 14:01:56

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday that his foundation would be donating $750 million to help fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Gates said in a statement that by supporting the Global Fund to Fight Aids, "we can help change the fortunes of the poorest countries in the world." He said the funds could be used immediately to "save lives, whether it is bed nets (to protect against mosquitoes carrying malaria) or TB (tuberculosis)...

2011-10-05 11:17:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and leaders from over 100 national organizations sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction expressing strong support for sufficiently funding the nation's public health programs, most notably maintaining the Prevention and Public Health Fund. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) The letter, in part, states: "As leaders of national organizations, we...

2011-08-23 09:34:00

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telligen Community Initiative, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by Telligen (formerly IFMC) in 2003, is seeking grant proposals for 2012 programs that help organizations and citizens in Iowa and Illinois to be empowered to improve their individual and overall community health. Since its inception, Telligen Community Initiative has provided one million dollars in grants to act as a catalyst for programs that improve the...

2011-04-27 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing Pennsylvania as a "statistical outlier" with regard to when and how it investigates and substantiates child abuse, more than sixty physicians, faith leaders, and organizations urged Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and leaders of the General Assembly to prioritize child abuse prevention and treatment. Pennsylvania's rate of substantiated child abuse consistently deviates from the national rate. In 2009, the substantiation rate was...

2011-01-27 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am pleased that Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, has been appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) This is further recognition of Dr. Levi as one of the country's leading experts on prevention and public health policy. Clearly the dynamics of public health in this...