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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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Building Healthy Communities and a Healthy America
Can you imagine a day when providers, insurance companies, patients, caregivers, government, and private companies work together with seamless collaboration to promote health? When illness is prevented, rather than just managed when a person gets sick? When everyone in America has ready access to services to help them stay healthy? When living to be 100 is a common occurrence rather than a...
Aug 1, 2013 1:30 PM ET
Americans Rate Themselves and Their Communities as Healthy, Despite Research Showing the Opposite
March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - New survey shows those who most want community health resources have the least access to them For those Americans who use online resources, 40 percent self-diagnose; while one-third of young Americans who use online resources act without consulting a medical professional Wednesday, March 6, 2013   Despite an optimistic view of health in their...
Mar 7, 2013 11:30 AM ET
Building Healthy Communities
By Deirdre, President, NA Pharmaceuticals We've been on a bit of a tour of the US over the last year. As part of a partnership with The Atlantic, we traveled to Philadelphia,...
Mar 6, 2013 3:30 PM ET
Can Colorado be the Healthiest State?
By Patricia Gabow and Deirdre ConnellyGuest Commentary Published in the Denver Post  When it comes to health, Coloradans have a lot to be proud of. The perception of Colorado as a healthy, rugged Western mountain...
Feb 21, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Healthy Denver
Healthy Denver By Katie, GlaxoSmithKline US Community Relations Wide shot of the "Conversation on Community Health" event with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on February 6, 2013 in Denver. What do bike paths, zip codes, and farmers markets, have to do with your own health? Everything, according to several participants in GSK's "...
Feb 20, 2013 4:45 PM ET