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2024 Q&A with Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patti Harris

February 20, 2024

Our CEO Patti Harris recently asked her LinkedIn followers to send in questions about how Bloomberg Philanthropies is tackling today’s biggest problems facing the world through innovation and collaboration.

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Government Innovation

How city leaders can spur youth engagement on climate

January 11, 2024

More than 150 mayors came together last month at COP28 in Dubai for a Bloomberg Philanthropies-organized Mayors Innovation Studio that zeroed in on strategies to help cities better engage youth in local climate efforts—not just as beneficiaries or champions, but as co-creators and implementers of new, more ambitious solutions.

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Government Innovation

Follow the Data Podcast: Driving Urban Innovation in Cities Around the World

January 3, 2024

Local leaders are uniquely positioned to bring about real change that has tangible impact for residents, but often, they don’t have the resources to do so. How can we support city governments in bridging this gap, so they have the capabilities they need to move communities forward?

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

Following the Data in 2023 – 5 Podcasts to Catch Up On

December 27, 2023

2023 at Bloomberg Philanthropies saw incredible impact around the world – from global climate action at COP in Dubai, to city-driven solutions from hundreds of leaders in Washington, DC at the new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center, to expanding asphalt art projects that improve street safety and engage community residents to Canada and Mexico. But you don’t have to travel to dive into the most urgent issues facing us and the data that’s critical to track as we work together to solve them. Because, as Mike Bloomberg always says, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Tackling the Tobacco Industry Around the World

December 14, 2023

Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death. Since the 20th century, the tobacco industry has used deliberate marketing tactics to confuse the public about tobacco’s harmful effects, causing billions of deaths globally from tobacco use and second-hand smoke. However, a growing number of countries and organizations around the world are standing up to the tobacco industry and taking strong action.

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Founder's Projects

Follow the Data Podcast: How Can We Reduce the Gaps in Racial Wealth Equity Data?

December 6, 2023

To celebrate the Black Wealth Data Center’s recent one-year anniversary, Katherine Oliver sits down with Garnesha Ezediaro, who leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative, Darrick Hamilton, the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at the New School, and Lamar Gardere, the Executive Director at The Data Center of Southeast Louisiana and national recipient of the Black Wealth Data Center and National Neighborhood Indicator’s Local Data and Engagement Grant Program, to discuss the importance of data in advancing racial wealth equity, the challenges faced by organizations that don’t have access to data, and how the Black Wealth Data Center is helping provide decision-makers with data collection and accessibility.

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Government Innovation

10 memorable moments from Bloomberg CityLab 2023

November 1, 2023

The 10th Bloomberg CityLab summit took place in Washington, D.C., last month. For the participating mayors, city innovators, urban experts, artists, business leaders, and advocates, it was a time to share ideas for solving tough challenges and raise ambitions for many opportunities ahead.

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Education

Follow the Data Podcast: How Can We Support Student Success at All Stages?

November 1, 2023

In this episode of Follow the Data, Katherine Oliver sits down with two colleagues from Bloomberg’s Education team – Eve Bois, who manages the Career and Technical Education portfolio, and Jasmine Jenkins, who co-manages the K-12 Education and Advocacy portfolio, to discuss the challenges facing public education in America, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ comprehensive education reform work, and how we are working to close the career gap through school-based and work-based programs.

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Arts

Arts on Prescription: Embracing a New Culture of Health with “Social Prescribing”

October 23, 2023

Someday soon, in addition to prescribing medication or therapy, doctors may begin directing patients to visit a museum or join a choir. The growing practice of “social prescribing” is a way for healthcare providers to address patients’ health and wellbeing by connecting them to a range of nonclinical services, often taking the form of community arts and cultural activities.

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Arts

Follow the Data Podcast: Can the Arts Keep You Healthy?

September 17, 2023

In this episode of Follow the Data, Katherine Oliver sits down with Jill Sonke, PhD, director of research initiatives in the Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida, and Tracey Knuckles of our arts team to shed light on the ways that cultural activities can help keep listeners healthy and how the arts can be incorporated into healthcare systems.

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