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 (CMS), ISSUES PSA TO HELP ELIGIBLE CHILDREN OBTAIN HEALTH COVERAGE
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.
More than 100,000 Americans live with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – a devastating disease caused by irreversible scarring of the lungs, which makes breathing difficult and prevents the rest of the body from getting enough oxygen. IPF can be difficult to diagnose, and is often misdiagnosed, as it can seem similar to other lung disorders, such as COPD, and usually cannot be seen with a normal chest x-ray. Though the disease affects fewer people than other more common lung conditions such as asthma and COPD, the impact is significant. The median life expectancy for people with IPF is 3 - 5 years.
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.
To address the rise in melanoma, MRA, in conjunction with L’Oréal Paris, is supporting the It’s THAT Worth It To Me™ public health awareness campaign. This call to action urges women of all skin tones to prevent melanoma by using sunscreen and to help save lives by supporting cutting-edge research for a cure.
Did you know one in four car crashes are estimated to involve cell phone use? While 80% of drivers think using a hands-free device is a safer option that is just not the case. More than 30 studies show hands-free devices don’t make drivers any safer as the brain remains distracted by the cell phone conversation. There is no safe way to use a cell phone and drive.
As Americans become increasingly more reliant on the internet and digital technology, individuals are spending more of their time online. At work, home, school and on the go, we are continuously connected. In a recent study, 45% of 18-26 year olds report that their first “talk” about staying safe online was from a parent and 20% got their first advice from a teacher (2014 Raytheon/NCSA Millennial Survey).
Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth has teamed up with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to raise awareness about the seriousness of asthma and the need for patients and caregivers to be prepared for potentially life threatening asthma attacks through a new public service announcement.
In celebrating the 40th anniversary of hospice care in the United States, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is excited to introduce a new national campaign, “Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice,” that will show all Americans that hospice focuses on living and enables special moments and memories at the end of life for patients and loved ones.
It’s time to stop the silence and put an end to violence in our schools. This spring, as part of National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 7-11), SPEAK UP will launch the ‘Signs’ PSA campaign to remind students of the important role they have to play in preventing violence. Please join us in this effort by scheduling the PSAs at key times when they are most likely to reach students and their families.