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Follow the Data Podcast: Tackling Homelessness In Cities Around the World

August 27, 2021

On this episode, Tamiru Mammo and Jay Bainbridge join the Follow the Data podcast to discuss what stands out about how these cities are tackling homelessness, what successful solutions look like, and what the new normal looks like in terms of tackling this issue going forward.

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Follow the Data Podcast: How Cities Use Data to Adapt to Climate Change

August 13, 2021

To tell us more about how cities are working to become more sustainable and resilient, Jacob Koch, who works on our Sustainability team at Bloomberg Associates, sits down with Alejandro Restrepo-Montoya, a Professor of Architecture at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia. Alejandro formerly served as the City Architect of Medellín, and helped design the city’s award-winning “Green Corridors” project, which helped to reduce average city temperatures by 2 degrees Celsius.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Supporting The Next Generation of Healthy Food Policy Experts

August 6, 2021

Ahead of UN International Youth Day, Kristine Momanyi of our food policy team sits down with Trish Muzenda, Joana Cruz, and Nicholas Guzman – three Vital Strategies Healthy Food Policy Fellows – to discuss promising food policies and the fellowship program.

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Follow the Data Podcast: The Power of Parent Coalitions

July 30, 2021

Mothers have long been leaders in mobilizing around social issues like drunk driving, women’s suffrage, and child labor laws – and today’s activists and organizers are leveraging social media and other digital tools to connect with and build a diverse coalition of volunteers across the country.

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Follow the Data Podcast: Preventing Childhood Drowning Around the World

July 23, 2021

More than 90% of drowning deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and children under the age of five are most at risk. To highlight the impact drowning has on communities – and to draw attention to the need for urgent action – the United Nations General Assembly passed its first-ever Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention, declaring July 25th as World Drowning Prevention Day.

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Black Wealth Transfer and the Racial Wealth Gap

July 8, 2021

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Bloomberg’s Power of Difference series on Black wealth offered a deep dive into issues that impact intergenerational Black wealth transfer. The four part series, hosted by Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, seeks to highlight and encourage dialogue about the structures that aid in Black wealth accumulation and extraction.

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Accelerating climate policy is simply good public policy

June 30, 2021

As countries are raising their ambitions in advance of COP26 in Glasgow, more and more attention is turning to the role cities can play in addressing climate change. For urban residents, this is not an academic discussion. As the planet continues to warm, city dwellers are feeling the impacts of climate change. From crippling floods across China to the drought fueled wildfires across Australia and California, the signs of a changing climate and detrimental impacts could not be clearer.

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Follow the Data Podcast: Increasing Diversity in STEM Fields

June 18, 2021

In our Follow the Data podcast, we discuss the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative with a goal of ensuring diverse scholars in the future, and why it’s important to create pathway programs to prepare the next generation of leaders in STEM fields.

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Public Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Reducing Injuries and Traffic Crashes on Roads Around the World

June 11, 2021

One public health challenge that receives limited attention and insufficient resources is road safety. Our founder, Mike Bloomberg, is the WHO’s Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries. Given that road traffic crashes kill nearly 1.35 million people and injure as many as 50 million every year, this is a major focus in his role. Weak and inadequate road safety laws, minimal or nonexistent vehicle safety standards, and streets designed solely for vehicle use – and not pedestrians – are serious threats to road safety, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

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For moms everywhere this Mother’s Day: Birth companionship in remote Tanzania

May 9, 2021

Moms: Imagine being alone when you go to a hospital to deliver your baby. Nobody to hold your hand, bring you water, or offer words of comfort during the worst of the pain. And still alone after the baby came and you needed some rest, there was nobody to hold your crying baby. That’s what it used to be like for mothers in Tanzania, where public health facilities discouraged women from having a companion during childbirth because of limited space in the maternity ward and because health providers feared that companions would interfere with the process. The unforeseen result was that women became fearful of going to a health facility for childbirth.

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