Building Healthy Communities

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Building Healthy Communities

Healthy Communities – As part of GSK’s longstanding commitment to building healthy communities, in 2012 the company launched a national initiative designed to better understand the barriers and identify opportunities for building healthier communities in the United States. This initiative included a series of events, “Conversations on Community Health,”  held in three cities: Philadelphia (September 2012), St. Louis (December 2012), and Denver (February 2013); a National Advisory Council convening in New York City (February 2013), and the release of a national survey (March 2013). Phase one uncovered new insights about what it means, and what it takes to build a healthy community.  Phase two, which includes the GSK IMPACT Grants, leverages that knowledge and demonstrates innovative ways local organizations and businesses can work together to make a meaningful difference in communities.

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GSK, The Philadelphia Foundation Announce $5 Million Charitable Grant Program For a Healthier Philadelphia
June 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] and The Philadelphia Foundation today issued the call for applications for a three-year, $5 million charitable grant for the city of Philadelphia.  The GSK IMPACT Grant will support a network of nonprofit organizations working together to help disadvantaged youth live healthier lives and contribute to a healthier community. The grant is designed...
Jun 2, 2014 3:05 PM ET
Helping Patients Help Themselves
We all want those we love to receive the best healthcare.  Many of us will do hours and hours of research to understand health conditions or to find good doctors and hospitals. Too few, however, are aware that what happens outside of the hospital and doctor’s offices is more important than ever. This is why patient activation is now getting so much attention. In...
May 27, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Calling Exceptional Nonprofits!
We’re committed to improving the health and wellbeing of communities worldwide. In fact, in 2013, our global community investment totaled $347 million. And right now in the US, we are calling on local nonprofits throughout the Greater Philadelphia and Research...
May 7, 2014 2:30 PM ET
The Impact of the IMPACT Awards
A few months ago, I walked into our Philadelphia Navy Yard office and saw Deirdre Connelly, President, North America Pharmaceuticals President, with Renee Chenault-Fattah, a news anchor from NBC10, the Philadelphia NBC affiliate, on a stage in our atrium. I had just stumbled upon GSK’s presentation of its ...
May 5, 2014 1:00 PM ET
Putting a Little STEAM Behind Arts Education
We talk about building healthy communities all the time at GSK. But what exactly does that mean? Certainly it involves having access to healthcare, but so much of what contributes to our health happens outside a doctor’s office or the local health clinic. Safe, walkable neighborhoods. Fresh produce. Well-...
Apr 23, 2014 10:40 AM ET