Can Technology Help You Get Better Health Care?

U.S. Green Technology

This is the first in a series of columns that will try to provide answers to that question, by examining the results of a recently completed, landmark Canadian study – The Action For Health Project. Green Technology International Health Care

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Unpacking Packaging: The Nuances of Material Health

GreenBiz

Unpacking Packaging: The Nuances of Material Health. How can businesses balance material health, regulatory compliance and public perception when selecting packaging materials?

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Retool finance to rebuild soil health

Impact Alpha

The post Retool finance to rebuild soil health appeared first on Impact Alpha. Regenerative agriculture may be in vogue, but in many ways, it’s as old as agriculture itself, as practiced by our ancestors and to. Impact Voices Regeneration

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These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health

GreenBiz

These changes to our food systems could improve human and planetary health. On the recent World Food Day, the clarion call was clearer than ever: We must fix our food systems to improve human health, drive economic growth and save the planet from environmental collapse.

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A former McDonald's exec on planetary health, human health and brand health

GreenBiz

Ex-CSO Bob Langert talks behind-the-scenes of the food giant's sustainability journey. Animal Welfare Food & Agriculture Marketing & Communication packaging The Sustainable MBA

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Sponsored content: Mobile tech boosts health and safety

Envirotec Magazine

With complete visibility of the mobile operation Aqualogic has also improved health and safety for lone workers using automated risk assessments and real-time tracking, and the mobile app, called JobWatch , allows engineers to automatically share photographs, condition reports and usage data.

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Cityblock Health raises $160 million to support low-income patients

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, December 14 — Brooklyn-based CityBlock Health aims to provide ‘value-based care’ in low-income communities in the U.S. The post Cityblock Health raises $160 million to support low-income patients appeared first on Impact Alpha.

How Health Literacy Can Benefit the Environment

Green Living Guy

Only about 12% of the American population has levels above an intermediate health literacy. A majority of Americans can read basic health graphs and can. The post How Health Literacy Can Benefit the Environment appeared first on Green Living Guy.

The year global health went local

GatesNotes

The world has an important opportunity to turn the hard-won lessons of this pandemic into a healthier, more equal future for all

Global Ventures tightens focuse on global health with investment in Ilara Health

Impact Alpha

The post Global Ventures tightens focuse on global health with investment in Ilara Health appeared first on Impact Alpha. Africa Dealflow Frontier & Growth Markets Health and Medtech Middle East SDGs

Texas foundations sets up fund for COVID-impacted health clinics

Impact Alpha

3 – Health facilities in many parts of the U.S., Dealflow Catalytic Capital Faith-Based Investing Health and Medtech LocavestingImpactAlpha, Dec. and particularly low-income and rural areas, are buckling under the weight of.

Perkins Eastmans WELL Platinum Chicago office prioritizes employee health

Inhabitat - Innovation

The office is the first WELL Platinum-certified project in the state of Illinois and the fourth of its kind in the U.S.

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Minneapolis Health Department splits the bill with green investors

Renewable Energy World

For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell talks with Patrick Hanlon, Director of Environmental Programs for the Minneapolis Health Department. Clean Energy, the Environment, and Public Health. Originally published on ILSR.org.

Elation Health raises $40 million to digitize independent primary care providers

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, December 10 – On the surface, San Francisco-based Elation Health is a software company that helps independent doctor’s offices move from paper-based. The post Elation Health raises $40 million to digitize independent primary care providers appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Medical Credit Fund blends $19.2 million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, January 13 – Small, privately-run clinics are often the only providers of essential health services in remote and low-income parts of Africa. million to finance Africa’s frontline health clinics appeared first on Impact Alpha.

Episode 205: Cargill cultivates soil health, greening the Super Bowl

GreenBiz

Plus, chit-chat about animal welfare expert Temple Grandin and GM's vision for a future ride-hailing service. Biodiversity Agriculture Innovation Podcast ridesharing Sports Transportation & Mobility GreenBiz 350 Podcast

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Seizing the health opportunity

Eco-Business

Confronting the Covid-19 pandemic gives us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take the steps needed to advance broad-based health and prosperity in the long term

What Is The Connection Between CBD And Gut Health?

Green Living Guy

In recent years, gut health has become of utmost importance within the healthcare spectrum. It is responsible for maintaining several other functions like brain health, heart health, mood, sleep, and healthy digestion. The post What Is The Connection Between CBD And Gut Health?

Monitoring the health effects of slate and tile cutting

Envirotec Magazine

With an estimated 600,000 workers in the UK exposed to silica dust each year, and an average of 600 silica-related deaths per annum, it is imperative for organisations to understand the health risks associated with slate and tile cutting and how best to protect their workers against the harmful effects of silica. What are the health risks associated with RCS exposure? Dust Monitoring & Control Health & Safety

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Food fortification ‘a powerful tool’ to improve health and power economies

Eco-Business

With nearly 400 million people in Asia suffering from undernourishment, fortifying staple foods such as rice with micronutrients can be a powerful and sustainable way to improve public health

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Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health

Eco-Business

In many world regions, women are more likely than men to suffer poor mental health, partner violence and food insecurity following extreme weather events, an analysis of 130 peer-reviewed studies has found

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Seven Climate Actions That Also Improve Human Health

Forbes Green Tech

Millions of lives could be saved by the healthy effects of actions to mitigate climate change, and vice versa, according to a knighted expert on environmental health.

A Marshall Plan for planetary health

Eco-Business

A global scheme to improve planetary health is a radical new approach to safeguard the future of fast-growing cities Covid-19 has highlighted the urgent need for ambitious, all-encompassing reforms rather than incremental measures.

A long weekend in nature at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

Inhabitat - Innovation

Here's what it is like to immerse yourself in nature at the famous Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

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Climate change is adversely affecting childrens health worldwide

Inhabitat - Innovation

Unless significant intervention takes place, global warming and climate change will negatively “shape the well-being of an entire generation

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How Mental Health Will Make Or Break Boardrooms

Forbes Green Tech

Mental health has been woefully low on the boardroom agenda for decades. But one thing 2020 taught us is that prioritising health, especially mental health, is absolutely critical.

Excessive road salt threatens public health and wildlife

Inhabitat - Innovation

Many people and municipalities turn to road salt to de-ice wintry streets and sidewalks. Unfortunately, road salt poses serious environmental risks

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6 Water Contaminants That Could Harm Your Health

Green Living Guy

The term contaminant defines any biological, physical, radiological, or any chemical substance or matter found in water, which most likely has harmful effects on your health. The post 6 Water Contaminants That Could Harm Your Health appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Doctors are prescribing gardening to improve patients' health

Inhabitat - Innovation

Some doctors are prescribing gardening as a form of ecotherapy

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CleanTech Health Trust Benefits Relevant to COVID-19: Leave of Absence

CleanTech Alliance

Our Health Trust expert is Nathan Edmondson. During these uncertain times, it may be difficult to know how to manage your professional and personal needs. Accessing quality information about COVID 19, the resources available to you as a Washington employer, and how to successfully navigate through all of this change can be a challenge. He […]. Alliance News

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Krishitantra secures seed funding to monitor India’s soil health

Impact Alpha

The post Krishitantra secures seed funding to monitor India’s soil health appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, October 7 – Krishitantra’s Sandeep Kondaji was frustrated in getting timely soil data to help his uncle make decisions around fertilizer use on his farm.

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Tables turn as India's female health workers get Covid jab

Eco-Business

India’s all-women army of rural healthcare workers feel validated to be among first recipients of Covid-19 vaccine

Medinas Health – Lowering Healthcare Costs by Reducing Wasteful Spending

Green Business Bureau

According to Medinas, “the net benefits to natural resource preservation, greenhouse consumption, and reduction in human health impacts are significant.”. The GBB platform makes a perfect complement to our solution because – like Medinas – GBB empowers partners to make decisions that are both environmentally conscious and save them money. – Daniel Brian, Director of Operations, Environmental Program Lead, Medinas Health.

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Agent of Impact: Kizzmekia Corbett, National Institutes of Health

Impact Alpha

The viral immunologist has been studying coronaviruses like SARS and MERS since she arrived at the National Institutes of Health in 2014. The post Agent of Impact: Kizzmekia Corbett, National Institutes of Health appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Apr. 17 – Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett had a jump on COVID-19. Now, as scientific lead on the Coronavirus team at the NIH, she plans to make COVID-19 a preventable disease by fall.

Inside the scramble for solar financing as frontline public health clinics confront COVID

Impact Alpha

But the primary public health clinics in those villages are better called “front line.” Frontline health clinics are first responders in the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 as they were in the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone and as they are.

Bogotá Company Deploys 400 Free E-Bikes to Help Health Workers Respond to COVID-19

The City Fix

But to “flatten the curve” and save lives, critical frontline health workers still need to get to work. Integrated Transport access accessibility active transport Bogota Colombia COVID-19 cycling data Despacio e-bike electric biking hackathon health workers micromobility mobility MOVID19 MUVO NUMO pandemic public healthCOVID-19 is shutting down urban transportation networks around the world.

Victims of Assam gas explosion fear mounting health costs

Eco-Business

Months later, residents of Baghjan village suffer headaches, nausea and anxiety with no idea of long-term health impacts or whether they will get proper compensation

Strengthening health systems to end deadly epidemics

Eco-Business

If the world is to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030, national governments and international development institutions must work together to build stronger health systems

How zip lining impacts tree health, according to experts

Inhabitat - Innovation

Outdoorsy people have long enjoyed hiking on remote trails or rafting on rivers. But aerial views have been harder to come by, until the recent popularization of zip lines

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Our Continuous Health Future

Better Ventures

Harnessing Ubiquitous Computing and Novel Data Science for Better Health Outcomes Image credit: Vigyanix blog. This series of events just saved the health system hundreds of thousands of dollars and may possibly have saved your life. Our health system is built to be reactive and episodic. What if we could continuously monitor our health, manage it proactively, flag problems early, predict future problems before they arrive and prevent them altogether?