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Patient and Family Engagement

The patient's role in achieving value

We can't do it without them. To improve health outcomes and reduce wasteful spending, patients must be actively engaged in monitoring their health status and making decisions about their care.

For some healthcare leaders, actively involving patients in their care has always been a priority. But as health systems seek ...

Brazil’s ranchers shun chainsaws in renewed effort to boost yields

By Joseph Leahy Financial Times May 15, 2014
Rancher Francisco Militão Matheus Brito shows off a herd of cattle, their brilliantine coats a sign of their health as they feast on an Amazonian pasture.

Alta Floresta, a municipality in the north of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, whose ranches border the remainder of the untouched Amazon forest, is a ...

Reimagining the chemistry set for the 21st Century

By Kumar Garg and Cristin Dorgelo White House OSTP May 7, 2014

Inspiration and preparation are critical themes at the forefront of the Obama Administration’s ambitious national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education agenda. The Administration has made it a priority to ensure that all young people are prepared with a strong foundation in STEM that they can use in both ...

PNA and Pew announce satellite tracking project for thousands of tuna FADs in PNA waters

SeafoodNews.com April 29, 2014

There are  tens of thousands of fish aggregating devices floating on the ocean’s surface in the Western and Central Pacific.  
 
Fishermen observed that free-floating natural objects attracted schools of tuna, and they rapidly adopted the practice of using man-made fish aggregating devices. In fact, almost all purse seine ...

Framework emerges to build the business case for natural capital

By Elsa Wenzel GreenBiz.com April 29, 2014

The Nature Conservancy and JPMorgan Chase have a bold goal: Raise $1 billion over the next three years toward projects that protect agriculture, fisheries, water and land. These power brokers in conservation and finance seek nothing less than to create a mainstream market for investment in ecological conservation.

The Nature ...

Administration

Electioneering rules training tool for foundation staff released

Philanthropy News Digest April 24, 2014

The HewlettGatesPackard, and Moore foundations have announced the release of an interactive resource designed to help foundation staff navigate the legal issues around election-related activities.

Offered through Learn Foundation Law, a Web site developed by the four foundations in 2010, "Electioneering Rules for ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Safeway to sell Canada's first land-raised salmon

Intrafish April 23, 2014

The first harvest of land-raised salmon is being sold through Canada's Safeway retail stores across British Columbia and Alberta.

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded the R&D for this land-based salmon aquaculture project.

Générée par Google, une carte haute résolution révèle l'ampleur des déboisements dans le monde

By Rhett A. Butler, traduit par Pauline Bollengier mongabay.com April 21, 2014
Des chercheurs viennent de mettre au point un outil attendu de longue date qui révèle l'étendue des pertes et des gains en matière de couvert forestier à l'échelle mondiale. Générée par l'immense nuage informatique de Google, cette carte forestière interactive établit une nouvelle base de référence pour l'évaluation de l'étendue ...

Winners of competition to reimagine the chemistry set announced

April 8, 2014

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) today announced winners of the Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) Competition, a challenge to reimagine the chemistry set for the 21st century.  Winners were selected in two categories:  prototypes – projects that are ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Charities try new ways to test ideas quickly and polish them later

By Ben Gose Chronicle of Philanthropy March 23, 2014
A year ago, a division of TechSoup Global began working on an app to allow donors to buy a hotel room for victims of domestic violence when no other shelter is available. Now that app is a finalist in a competition run by a foundation that combats human trafficking—and a ...