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Patient and Family Engagement

The patient's role in achieving value

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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 ...

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Christopher Golden named 2014 National Geographic “Emerging Explorer”

May 15, 2014
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NEW YORK — The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is proud to announce that Dr. Christopher Golden, who for more than a decade has been conducting groundbreaking research on ecology and public health in Madagascar, has been named a 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and ...

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

By Joseph Leahy Financial Times May 15, 2014
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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
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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 ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Collaborative reducing hospital readmissions celebrates success

May 6, 2014
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More than 300 participants from nearly all of the San Francisco Bay Area hospitals are gathering today to assess and celebrate the growing momentum to take a collaborative approach to reducing readmission. An innovative initiative called ARC (Avoid Readmissions through Collaboration) helped 27 California hospitals—most of them in the Bay ...

Framework emerges to build the business case for natural capital

By Elsa Wenzel GreenBiz.com April 29, 2014
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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 ...

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

SeafoodNews.com April 29, 2014
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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 ...

Free online resource provides electioneering rules for private foundations and public charities

April 24, 2014
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The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today the release of a new interactive training tool to help the staff of private foundations navigate the tax laws surrounding elections. 

The Electioneering Rules course is ...

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Electioneering rules training tool for foundation staff released

Philanthropy News Digest April 24, 2014
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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
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The first harvest of land-raised salmon is being sold through Canada's Safeway retail stores across British Columbia and Alberta.

Read the full article here (paid subscription required).

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