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New on Bloomberg Connects: Five London Arts Organizations to Explore from Anywhere

April 1, 2021

The Bloomberg Connects app allows audiences around the world to explore offerings from a range of arts organizations. The app also provides resources for a safer, touchless experience on-site as more and more cultural institutions begin to reopen. Built by Bloomberg engineers, in collaboration with arts institutions and employees from across Bloomberg. The app currently features more than 20 digital guides that include expert insights, artist voices, educational activities for children, and exclusive content available only on Bloomberg Connects.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies

Follow the Data Podcast: Making the Biggest Impact Possible During the Pandemic

April 1, 2021

To celebrate our 100th episode, Patti Harris, the CEO of Bloomberg Philanthropies, joined the podcast. She oversees our programs focused on the arts, education, environment, government innovation, and public health, as well as Mike Bloomberg’s corporate and personal philanthropy and Bloomberg Associates, our pro bono consultancy that works with mayors in cities around the world.

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Bloomberg Associates

Attracting and Managing New Resources and Partners that Respond to Community Needs

March 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have brought increased focus on the benefits of strong cross-sector collaboration in addressing issues including food insecurity, housing stability, and vaccine distribution. With pressure to meet complex needs, can local governments effectively lead these collaborative efforts? The short answer is yes. In the wake of the pandemic, mayors and city administrators around the world are cultivating and managing new and creative partnerships to respond to immediate demands and the changing needs of their residents. These government leaders are also recognizing that partnerships require resources and structure to be successful.

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Public Health

Spotlighting the Future of Food Policy: How Emerging Scholars are Building Healthier Food Environments

March 4, 2021

As obesity continues to be a rising challenge — one that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into even sharper focus — accelerating research to evaluate policies that improve global food environments has become critical. A key component of our Bloomberg Philanthropies’ food policy program is supporting research to figure out what works to shift people to healthier diets. While our work is always grounded in rigorous global and existing country evidence, most countries have research gaps.

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COVID-19 ResponsePublic Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Can Blood Plasma Therapy Treat COVID-19 Patients?

January 29, 2021

Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Arturo Casadevall discusses his research has progressed over the past few months, if convalescent blood plasma therapy and the vaccine are effective for new coronavirus strains, and how you could help save lives in your community.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Mexico’s Forward-Thinking Food Policies: Do They Work?

January 22, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ food policy program works to raise public awareness around obesity and supports policies to promote healthier diets around the world. One country where our work has grown is Mexico, which has emerged as a leader in food policy.

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Bloomberg Associates

Follow the Data Podcast: Steering Millions of Dollars Back into the Pockets of Detroiters

January 15, 2021

To help Detroiters claim the Earned Income Tax Credit – and to make sure they’re not leaving money on the table – Bloomberg Associates worked with Mayor Mike Duggan and the Accounting Aid Society among other Detroit partners, to develop a strategy to spread the word around it and encourage eligible households to apply for it.

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Founder's Projects

Follow the Data Podcast: Reducing the Student Debt Burden for Historically Black Medical School Students

January 8, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, and Dr. James Hildreth, President and CEO of Meharry Medical College discuss what makes their students and school communities so special, the underlying factors contributing to health disparities in Black communities, and how Bloomberg Philanthropies’ gift will enable students to choose what and where they practice medicine based on passion, not a paycheck.

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Environment

Climate in 2020: A Year In Review

December 30, 2020

By Antha Williams, Global Head of Climate and Environment Programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a transformative year which has forced us to examine the ways our systems and institutions must change in order to support a sustainable, justice-oriented society. This has been more pronounced than ever when it comes to the issue of climate change, with the effects often disproportionately impacting low-income communities and communities of color.

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Arts

Uplifting the Arts in 2020: Overcoming Challenges & Improving Communities through Creative Collaboration

December 22, 2020

Culture wields significant economic power, improves quality of life, and brings communities together to spark dialogue and address complex issues. This year, the cultural sector has demonstrated incredible resilience navigating challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look back on a challenging year, there were many ways that Bloomberg Philanthropies collaborated with cities, cultural institutions, and artists to address complex issues and improve communities through culture.

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