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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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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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Follow the Data Podcast: The Best of 2020

December 18, 2020

For this episode – the last of the year – we wanted to highlight some of this year’s episodes which gave us fresh perspective on the events of this year: Systemic Racism as a Public Health Issue, The Pandemic’s Effect on Gun Violence, How Cities Are Supporting Arts & Culture During COVID-19, Virtual Advising, Does It Work?, and Moving American Beyond Coal.

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Arts

Plan a Virtual Culture Trip for this Holiday Break

December 15, 2020

Visits to museums and cultural landmarks traditionally provide a great escape from day-to-day routines or an opportunity for families to spend time together over the holidays. This year does not have to be an exception. Our free Bloomberg Connects app provides a digital passport to culture, making it easy to access and engage with many arts and cultural institutions in New York City and London from the comfort of your home.

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Founder's Projects

Follow the Data Podcast: Increasing the Number of Black Doctors in the U.S.

December 11, 2020

The pandemic has been especially devastating for the Black community – which highlights the need for more Black doctors more than ever. Black communities are 4x more likely to have a shortage of physicians, and just 5% of practicing doctors are Black, even though Black patients have better health outcomes when treated by Black doctors.

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Environment

Follow the Data Podcast: Telling Stories for the Climate Curious

December 4, 2020

On this episode, Dr. Wilkinson and Dr. Stokes join Antha Williams, who leads the Bloomberg Philanthropies global climate & environment program, and her 10-year-old daughter Azzie Williams, to discuss the opportunities and challenges COVID-19 response provides for a green recovery, the Biden-Harris administration’s climate agenda, and what’s giving them hope for the climate movement going forward.

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