Building Healthy Communities

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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Healthy Bronx
How would you describe a healthy community? Some disadvantaged children from the Bronx came together to discuss what a healthy community means to them. They dreamt of a healthy Bronx, and their conversations and concepts made it to canvas. That's it in this photo. This important dream-session was facilitated by representatives from the ...
Feb 6, 2013 8:00 AM ET
Accelerating the Fight for Health in the Developing World
By Ellen, GSK,Global Head, Neglected Tropical Diseases Sometimes our New Year's resolutions are gone before the month of January ends. But others can genuinely spur us to thoughtful action and long-term change. An important set of resolutions dedicated to freeing millions of people from disability and disease were made a year ago by GlaxoSmithKline and 12 other global...
Jan 17, 2013 4:45 PM ET
A Conversation on Health in St. Louis
December 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] today proceeded with the next city stop in its national initiative to examine the barriers and identify opportunities to build healthier communities in the United States. The program, “A Conversation on Community Health” – which kicked off in Philadelphia in September – is taking place today in St. Louis as the second of three...
Dec 12, 2012 10:15 AM ET
Poverty is Not a Destination
By Deirdre, President, NA Pharmaceuticals We're in the middle of our United Way campaign at GSK.   Our theme this year is "Poverty is not a destination." Just because someone's path appears to lead toward poverty, that isn't paved in stone. Whether someone's dropped out of school, has a hard...
Oct 23, 2012 11:00 AM ET
Protecting Our Future by Building Healthy Communities
Protecting our future by building healthy communities Protecting our future by building healthy communities By David, GSK Global Manufacturing & Supply   I honestly believe that America's future is connected to the health, education and well-being of its children. Yet too many children...
Oct 11, 2012 12:00 PM ET

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