News posts October 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016

EWG Announces New Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health

With the generous support of the Jonas Family Fund, EWG is launching the Jonas Initiative for Children’s Environmental Health, redoubling EWG’s decades-long commitment to children’s environmental health with a bold new research and advocacy agenda for 2017 and beyond, both organizations announced today.

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Jonas Center Honored with NYC Health + Hospitals Nursing Champion Award

NYC Health + Hospitals hosted its annual awards celebration honoring six nurse professionals from across the health care system who demonstrate dedication, leadership, and talent for the nursing profession and for the patient care they provide each day. Awards were given in six categories, including clinical nursing (inpatient), management, education and mentorship, advancing and leading the profession, home, community or ambulatory care, and volunteerism and service. This year the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare was honored with the “Nursing Champion” award.

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Nurses strive to improve care of veterans in rural areas

More than 5 million military veterans live in rural areas of the country and experience difficulties obtaining access to health services and wellness promotion efforts. Nurses are among those trying to change that fact.

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UCSF School of Medicine Debuts Expansive Program to Educate Communities and Medical Professionals on Health Impacts of Environmental Chemicals

The Jonas Family Fund today announced the Jonas Environmental Health Education Project at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a comprehensive plan to explore risks of environment and toxic chemicals on individual and public health and the role of prevention. The undertaking will also advance awareness among medical professionals of their role in addressing these issues in their clinics and in policy arenas.

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