Making an Impact: The 2013 GSK IMPACT Awards (part 1)

Making an Impact: The 2013 GSK IMPACT Awards (part 1)

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Sandy Salzman of New Kensington Community Development Corporation accepts her award.

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 1:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Building Healthy Communities


Today was a big day at GSK’s Philadelphia offices! We hosted the 2013 GSK IMPACT Awards for the Greater Philadelphia Region. So much of what influences our health depends on what happens outside the doctor’s office – right in our communities. Today we recognized seven nonprofits in the area that are working to build healthy communities. 

The winners are:

“There is an important connection between our health and our community. The more we understand this connection, the more we can improve it. And the GSK IMPACT Award winners show us how it’s done.”

— Katie Loovis, Director, GSK US Communicaty Partnerships

Safety, access to healthy foods and recreational spaces, and the support of families and social networks contribute to our health, but also present a bit of a challenge for us to help people do more, feel better, and live longer. That’s why we’re putting such an emphasis on supporting community-based organizations making a local impact.

The GSK IMPACT Awards (Greater Philadelphia Region and Research Triangle Park Region in NC) and GSK IMPACT Grants(Metropolitan Denver and Greater St. Louis) recognize nonprofit organizations for their efforts to address these community health factors. The IMPACT Awards in NC will be held on December 4, and we’ll announce the IMPACT Grant winners early next year.