Since it was founded in 1919, Junior Achievement USA® has helped more than 100 million young people be better prepared to be successful adults. This has only been possible with the support of the countless volunteers who have helped deliver JA programs over the past century.
TV Personality Sean Lowe was on the ground after Hurricane Harvey and knows firsthand the devastation and confusion natural disasters create. Sadly, it wasn’t just people who were affected—pets have faced their own hardships in the aftermath, with thousands displaced or missing. As we head into hurricane season this year, Sean has partnered with the Banfield Foundation for a national public service announcement to help ensure all pet owners are prepared for the unexpected.
The National Limousine Association’s Ride Responsibly™ initiative is back with its fourth public service announcement starring actress and activist Pamela Anderson. The PSA calls into question the labor practices of ride-hailing services and the misleading hiring tactics deployed to lure drivers.
Former professional football player Herman Moore, the Henry Ford Health System, and Pfizer are urging parents to make sure their children receive the CDC-recommended vaccinations. The CDC recommends a vaccination schedule that helps protect against 14 serious diseases before age two, as babies are at a higher risk for vaccine-preventable diseases due to their still-developing immune systems.
The National Limousine Association’s Ride Responsibly™ initiative is back with its third public service announcement starring actress and activist Pamela Anderson. In partnership with Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE), the new PSA highlights the often horrifying lack of accountability maintained by ride-hail services and urges passengers to make themselves aware of the safety standards for these apps and their drivers.
Despite efforts to combat the nation’s growing opioid crisis, a new research report, The United States of Non-Dependence shows Americans continue to be exposed to an exorbitant number of opioids. In fact, in 2016 alone there were enough pills prescribed for every man, woman and child in the U.S. to have 36 pills each.
¿Sabía que 5 millones de familias estadounidenses con niños en edad escolar no cuentan con el acceso a banda ancha en sus hogares? El 1Million Project es una iniciativa plurianual de la Fundación Sprint para ofrecer gratuitamente dispositivos y servicio móvil de alta velocidad para un millón de estudiantes de secundaria estadounidenses de escasos recursos carentes de un servicio de internet seguro en sus hogares.
Some people think kids today are all about selfies. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards says, think again. This nationwide awards program, a collaborative effort by The National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial, Inc., honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. WCSC, CPSC and safety experts strongly recommend that only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.
Junior Achievement USA® (www.JA.org) has teamed up with volunteers to help publicize their brand across the country. JA tells the public what it is like to volunteer with this program and how rewarding it will be for anyone who does. This PSA Campaign consists of videos titled “Empowerment,” “A Changing World,” and “What Is Success?”
THE CONNECTING KIDS TO COVERAGE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN, AN INITIATIVE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES’ CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, ISSUES PSA TO HELP ELIGIBLE CHILDREN OBTAIN ACCESS TO VITAL BENEFITS LIKE IMMUNIZATIONS, CHECK-UPS AND MORE
In 2016 alone, it is estimated that almost 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. One person alone can’t beat cancer, it takes a team. The Breakaway from Cancer non-profit partner organizations – Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – collectively offer a broad range of support services to people affected by cancer, complementing those provided by a patient’s team of healthcare professionals.
Over 80% of Americans want to spend their last days at home, with friends and family. Yet, despite these desires, 75% of Americans will spend their last days in a hospital room. Many people will spend hours each day getting painful and often useless treatments and tests, and be asked to take dozens of debilitating drugs. For many the cure is worse than the disease. This often has negative and lasting effects on family and friends who are often left with feelings of guilt and regret for years to come.
Epilepsy is much more common than people think – an estimated 1 in 26 people in the U.S. will develop the condition in their lifetime. It is more prevalent than multiple sclerosis, autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy combined, yet awareness and understanding of epilepsy is very low and far too often, people are afraid to talk about it.
What do Miss America 2016, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP have in common? They’re all observing IHOP’s eleventh annual National Pancake Day fundraiser event on Tuesday, March 8. On this day, IHOP hopes to raise $3.5 million benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in America, affecting one in seven men. Odds increase to one in five if they are African American and one in three if they have a family history..
With September marking National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the kick-off of the 2015 NFL season, the Urology Care Foundation and the NFL have renewed their commitment to driving prostate health awareness, as well as teamed up to highlight a Public Service Announcement (PSA) focused on educating men about prostate cancer and encouraging them to take charge of their health through the Know Your Stats® campaign.
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia, affects more than three million Americans and is estimated to reach 12 to 16 million Americans by 2050. AFib occurs when the upper chambers of the heart fibrillate, or “quiver,” which causes a rapid, irregular heart rhythm. It can feel like a fish flopping or drums beating in your chest. For someone living with AFib, their risk of stroke is five times higher than someone else.