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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Ten innovative nonprofits receive $40,000 GSK IMPACT Awards for contributing to a healthier Philadelphia region
November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey  (UWGPSNJ) today announced the GSK IMPACT Award Winners in a ceremony at GSK’s Navy Yard site. Ten local nonprofits earned $40,000 each in recognition of their outstanding contributions to a healthier Philadelphia region. “There is an important connection between our health...
Nov 11, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Hurricane Katrina Showed Us We Can Do Better
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast, leaving more than 1,300 people dead, forcing one million people from their homes and leaving 372,000 children without schools. Nobody was prepared for such devastation. In fact, it took seven months to reunite the last child with her family after thousands of children were reported missing. It was a true wake-up call for disaster...
Aug 28, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Fostering Healthy Communities Makes for Healthy Businesses
Originally published on NC State University Philanthropy Journal By: Mary Linda Andrews, Director of Community Partnerships at GSK Businesses play a vital role in the welfare of the community, impacting the lives of employees, customers, investors and countless others. Conversely, the health of all these stakeholders has a...
Aug 19, 2015 2:00 PM ET
Partnership to Help Communities Protect and Care for Children Impacted by Disasters
NEW YORK, June 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – GSK, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Save the Children today announced a partnership to protect the millions of children who are at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Every day, 69 million children spend the day at child care or school. If disaster strikes during that time, 21 states and the District of Columbia lack basic...
Jun 11, 2015 10:00 AM ET
Being Healthy is a Journey, Not a Sprint
Last week, we joined Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and community members from the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, and Northeast Denver neighborhoods to celebrate all of the young leaders who participated in The Youth Driven Healthy Recreation Centers...
May 20, 2015 10:00 AM ET


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