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  • 07 May 2018

    Uniting for Health Innovation Debuts: After 50 Years of Service, PAHO Foundation Refreshes to Deliver Health Solutions for the 21st Century

    As we near the end of the first decade of the 21stcentury, we can clearly see that while a host of medical triumphs have led to longer, healthier lives, there is certainly much work to be done. Illnesses like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease seem to be unstoppable.  We are not prepared to face potential influenza pandemics, bioterrorism, or infectious diseases like Ebola which can be unexpected, incurable, and unusual in many aspects of their transmission.  The problems are compounded by a world seemingly smaller than ever where people from all cultures can quickly spread emerging viruses around the world in not months or days but just hours.  And addressing all of this is a health care landscape crowded with multiple organizations individually addressing the same challenges

  • 04 Apr 2018

    Uniting for Health Innovation Debuts: After 50 Years of Service, A New Chapter for PAHO Foundation

    ATLANTA, GA – April 3, 2018 -- PAHO Foundation, the region’s premiere philanthropic health organization working to stem a wide range of public health threats, has transitioned into Uniting for Health Innovation (UfHI), President and CEO Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson announced today. Founded in 1968, the organization was created to mobilize resources, convene leaders and collaborate with partners to deliver a profound and positive impact on seemingly intractable problems undermining the health and
  • 28 Dec 2017

    Uniting for Health Innovation Partners with Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, International Scholar and 2018 Pearmain Prize Awardee

    Atlanta, GA (December 21, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation is honored to announce the appointment of Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) as its Senior Scientist Consultant. In this role, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson will provide scientific and programming expertise consultation to the President and CEO, Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD to develop evidence-based frameworks capable of addressing existing and emerging chronic health problems in the Americas. She will also provide guidance on other strategic areas including, integrating a dynamic systems approach in developing policies and programs on chronic disease care and management.

  • 21 Dec 2017
    Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD

    Uniting for Health Innovation Congratulates Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson for Receiving the 2018 Pearmain Prize

    Uniting for Health Innovation joins Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) in congratulating one of our partners, Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, PhD for being awarded the 2018 Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging by the University of Southern California (USC) Roybal Institute on Aging. Dr. Dilworth-Anderson, professor of health and policy and management at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is a long-standing partner of the Foundation, providing her expertise and advice in the design and realization of various Foundation initiatives.

  • 14 Dec 2017
    Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson

    Holiday Message from Our President and CEO

    Dear Partners, Colleagues, and Friends,   The year 2017 was a turning point for Uniting for Health Innovation -- what an exciting journey! Recognizing the changing needs of the Americas, the Foundation signed Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) with industry partners, health ministries, academic institutions, and NGOs. These strategic partnerships will allow the Foundation to continue creating long-term sustainable programming that bridges the gap between public and private stakeholders.  
  • 16 Nov 2017
    World Affairs Council of Atlanta Members Forum

    Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO Leads the November World Affairs Council of Atlanta Members Forum

     

    Atlanta, GA (November 14, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, served as the featured speaker for this month’s World Affairs Council of Atlanta (WAC ATL)-hosted Members Forum, leading a thought-provoking discussion on “Post Disasters: Responses to Health and Other Threats in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

  • 20 Oct 2017
    MOU between PAHO Foundation and MedShare

    Uniting for Health Innovation and MedShare Join Forces in Bringing Better Health to Latin America and the Caribbean

    Atlanta, GA (October 20, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation (the Foundation) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MedShare, a 501(c)3 humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people, communities, and the planet through the delivery of medical supplies and equipment. The MoU formalizes their partnership geared toward improving health outcomes in the Americas, with a focus on the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.

  • 10 Oct 2017
    2017 Sustainable Retail Summit

    Uniting for Health Innovation Joins Health and Consumer Industry Experts for the CGF’s Sustainable Retail Summit

    Montreal, Canada (October 2-3, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation leadership recently attended the 2017 Sustainable Retail Summit (SRS) in Montreal, Canada. The SRS, hosted by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), is a yearly gathering of retail, consumer, business, and health experts, aimed at galvanizing coordinated action toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other positive actions to solve some of today's biggest industry challenges, ranging from food loss and waste to the eradication of forced labor practices.

  • 22 Sep 2017
    Hurricane Maria

    Uniting for Health Innovation Activates Disaster Rebuilding Campaign to Support Regional Response Efforts

    Atlanta, GA (September 22, 2017) – The earthquakes in Mexico and Hurricane Maria's arrival in the Caribbean this month proffer many immediate and long-term implications to the health of individuals across the Americas. As a response to the recent events and to aid efforts safeguarding and advancing health outcomes for the most vulnerable communities impacted, Uniting for Health Innovation is strategically convening partners from the private and public sectors to leverage needed resources to bolster response and supplement community rebuilding.

  • 14 Sep 2017
    World Affairs Council of Atlanta Luncheon

    Uniting for Health Innovation Leadership Participates in World Affairs Council of Atlanta Event

    Atlanta, GA (September 20, 2017) – Uniting for Health Innovation President and CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, joined Atlanta-based global health and nonprofit industry professionals for a “Connecting Atlanta Non-profits” luncheon last Friday, September 8, 2017. The luncheon was hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and sought to identify future partnership opportunities aimed at improving health outcomes on a global scale. Distinguished guests in attendance in addition to Dr. Ward-Robinson, included: